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Outreach

Health Services offers health and wellness outreach events throughout the year including Flu Shot Clinics in which Health Services staff collaborate with School of Nursing students to provide convenient and affordable flu vaccines to students and employees across campus!

Nursing, Pharmacy Students Hold Flu Clinics Across Campus and in Community

During the fall 2019 semester, nursing and pharmacy students held 19 flu clinics across campus, administering flu vaccines to 759 members of the Belmont campus community. The clinics were coordinated by Health Services Interim Director Krystal Huesmann in collaboration with DNP student Macy Ball, Associate Dean of Nursing Dr. Martha Buckner and Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Dr. Kendall Shultes. More than 70 students were involved in this effort.

Ms. Ball’s DNP scholarly project is entitled “Community of Immunity: A Process Improvement to Increase Influenza Vaccine Uptake.” The project aims to increase influenza vaccine uptake among freshmen who reside at Belmont University and assess barriers and facilitators regarding the influenza vaccine.

In addition to the campus clinics, nursing students also participated in flu vaccine clinics for employees of the Nissan North America Headquarters in Franklin. Nine students participated in those clinics on four dates in October where more than 500 employees were vaccinated.