In addition to medical knowledge, good nurses have a strong
bedside manner and confidence. Before nursing students enter their first
clinical experiences in hospitals, they work with clinical kits, which contain
all the instruments they will encounter. The mandatory kits familiarize them
with the experience to come. For some students, purchasing the kits presents a
Jim and Mary Ann Dickey spotted the need and decided to
cover the cost of kits for all of IUP’s 180 sophomore nursing students.
“It's difficult to describe the impact of Mr. and Mrs.
Dickey's generosity,” said Theresa Gropelli, who chairs the Nursing and Allied
Health Department. “So many of our
students don't have money for extras. The kits cost more than a hundred dollars
each, but what might be more meaningful is how it has inspired some of our
senior students to donate their kits back to the department, for future
students who might not be able to cover the cost. What the Dickeys did is
contagious. A true inspiration.”
If you invested in program and equipment needs, you ensured students
have the chance to practice their passion in real-life situations and enhance
their ability to be the best at whatever it is they choose to become.
In the photo: Jim and Mary Ann Dickey and a few of their 180
You may make an immediate gift online by following the link above. Or, get print forms that you may mail to us. Either way, we thank you!
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