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Domestic Violence High Impact Program April 24

4/5/2013

Last spring, the Nursing faculty and students used their high fidelity, human simulator, iStan, to show high school and college students the dangers of texting while driving.  Each scene was acted out from Life Flight bringing the patient in the “Emergency Room,” to a crying mother weeping over the death of her young son, who wrecked due to texting while driving.

There were more than 1,000 students from area high schools and from the College who witnessed Texting While Driving.  The Nursing Department’s efforts were recognized, and are still being recognized, nationally by CAE, who developed iStan.

Because of the immense impact the program had last year, our Nursing faculty and students have constructed, yet another, eye-opening presentation.  This year, they will present “Shattered,” a storyline focused on the horrible acts of domestic violence.

“Our students have worked tirelessly to create a program that would truly raise awareness of a growing concern in our nation regarding domestic violence,” Katrina Allen-Thomas, Nursing Instructor said.

The Nursing Department has invited local high schools and counselors to attend Shattered.  There will also be representatives/counselors on campus from both The Lighthouse and the Penelope House for anyone who would like to speak to them.  The event will take place on April 24 at 9:45 a.m. in the L. D. Owen Performing Arts Center on the Bay Minette Campus.  This free event is open to the public.  For information, call 251-580-2257.

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