McHenry County College and Aurora University have entered into a unique Nursing Partnership Program that provides for a seamless transition toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for students who have been admitted to MCC’s Associate in Applied Science in nursing program.
Working in the health field was never a consideration for Dr. Jennifer Buckley when she began as a first-generation college student at Aurora University. She remembers being unsure how her AU experience could help shape her future, but recalls fondly two mentors who led her on a path of discovery.
After a year at College of DuPage, sophomore Nic Albarran decided to transfer to AU after determining he wanted to major in something fitness-related and continue playing football. Now, as a fitness and health promotion major, Albarran has found his transition both easy and fitting in terms of academics and athletics.
The Department of Health and Human Performance, Wellness Center and Athletics Department kicked off American Hart Month last week by offering “Young Hearts for Life” electrocardiogram (ECG) screenings to AU student-athletes. The screenings test for problems with the electrical activity of the heart.
Along with helping students with their sickness, the nurse-directed Wellness Center helps students learn to eat right, sleep well and manage stress.