Baptist Health College Little Rock’s Student Nurses Association Hosts Christmas Donation Drive for Baptist Health Health at Home
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health College Little Rock’s (BHCLR) Student Nurses Association (SNA) hosted a stocking stuffer donation drive for Baptist Health hospice and home health patients. Throughout the month of November, students were encouraged to donate items such as socks, travel size toiletries, puzzle and coloring books, colored pencils, holiday decor and blankets. Baptist Health Health at Home received the donated items at an SNA event held at BHCLR on Dec. 4.
With a heart for serving others, the SNA wanted to give back to patients during the holidays- often a difficult season for both patients and their families.
“We chose to do a donation drive for hospice and home health as a way to give back,” said Kaitlin Wilson, president of the Student Nurses Association. “During this time of year we often forget about those who are in the hospital or without family. Donating these little gifts means the world to patients. You can see the joy on their faces because they are reminded that someone thought of them. Nursing is a whole person and body approach. Sometimes a little mood boost is all that a patient needs to get through the day.”
The SNA is a national organization whose mission is to mentor students preparing for licensure as a registered nurse and to convey the standards, ethics and skills students need as responsible and accountable leaders in the profession.
To learn more about BHCLR’s SNA chapter, contact faculty sponsor Dr. Diane Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Baptist Health College Little Rock
Since 1921, Baptist Health College Little Rock has shaped the health of Arkansans by educating and mentoring healthcare professionals with excellence and Christian compassion. With nine programs of study, including two nursing programs and seven allied health programs, graduates demonstrate entry-level competency in their fields, exemplify professionalism and personify the Baptist Health values. For more information about Baptist Health College Little Rock, visit bhclr.edu.
About Baptist Health
For more than a century, Baptist Health has delivered all our best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health, Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization, is here For You. For Life. – with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; and a graduate residency program. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit Baptist-Health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app.