On November 7th, over 30 Beth-El student nurses went out to the Pikes Peak International Raceway to volunteer at the Lantern Festival for the first time. At the Lantern Fest, thousands of community members join together to light the sky with 100% biodegradable lanterns. Everyone enjoyed live music, dancing, s'mores, and of course, watching the lanterns float away in an unforgettable release. Our volunteers helped make this magical event possible by setting up, assembling equipment, assisting participants light their lanterns, and more.
The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences was fortunate to be a part of the first ever Kidney Walk hosted in Colorado Springs. Memorial Park was extra busy on Sunday, August 30th, with around 850 people. Doctors, nurses, transplant patients, dialysis patients, families, community members, and nursing students showed up on this beautiful day to support a worthy cause. Along the 5k course, eight senior nursing students set up education-stations to teach the walkers about different kidney related topics: Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, and Transplant. The staff from the National Kidney Foundation, and Memorial Hospital were impressed by our participation, and they are looking forward to working with us again next year!
Beth-El Student Nurses ran a Blood Pressure Screening table on Main Campus at UCCS in order to practice skills, educate students, and raise awareness on healthy eating and exercise habits!
The first ever Beth-El Blood Drives have been hosted by BSNA at University Hall with the help of Bonfils Blood Center! We have collected 47 units of blood between the two drives so far, that is enough blood to save and enhance the lives of up to 141 local patients! We hope to continue this new tradition of giving a such a precious donation.
"Beth-El nursing students assisted freshmen students and their families at the Timberline dorms. Erin Schipper, Ami O'Leary, Allyson Grimme, Courtney James, Natalie Grathead, Sam Heldt, and Megan Budge (not pictured) were onsite to carry boxes, furniture, clothes, etc. into the dorm rooms for the freshman. All staff, students, and family were thrilled to have the extra helping hands.
Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, along with three student clubs, hosted the First Annual Trek the Trail 5k on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Over 75 participants helped raise money to fund scholarships for Nursing and Health Science Students."
Nursing students dressed up in various Halloween costumes and volunteered at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at Boo at the Zoo! This is an annual event that allows children to visit the zoo and collect candy from various sponsors.
On Sunday, November 16th Beth-El nursing students and instructors supported the men and women that have served our country by volunteering in the First-Aid tent for the National Veteran's Day 5k. Thank you to all volunteers who came out and braved the cold to support our Veterans.
On December 19th Beth-El nursing students and Air Force volunteers helped out at the Marian House Soup Kitchen. Volunteers prepped and served lunch as well as sorted donations for the facility. This was a wonderful opportunity for people to give back to our community and help a vulnerable population in the Colorado Springs area. Thank you to all who participated."
The 4th Annual Build-a-Bear Drive was a huge success! We made a total of 206 bears that were deliverd to pediatric patients as Momorial Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, and the Chicldren's Urget & Outpatient Specialty Clinic.
On June 6th, 2015, the Nursing department walked hand-in-hand with the Health Sciences department and the Lane Center to raise awareness and money for heart disease and stroke research. The Heart Walk is an annual opportunity for the Southern Colorado community to come together, increase awareness, and raise money to help improve the lives of Americans while reducing deaths from heart disease and stroke. Our combined teams contributed $2,851 to this worthy cause (just short of our $3,000 goal), with the Nursing department contributing 25% of this total. Thanks all who contributed and supported us!
This year marked the 2nd year that Beth-El students and faculty have volunteered at the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. We were back to this event after making a great impression on the Rodeo Board and Summit Catering Managers last year. Over 20 Beth-El students worked alongside of Summit Catering in the VIP room to help stock the buffet line, fill beverages, clear plates, and provide excellent customer service. During the four nights of the rodeo, not only did volunteers have fun while representing our school, they also made great connections with many important figures in our community.
Last updated March 3, 2016