Tech Student nurses and faculty visit June Lane Community

Florence-Darlington Technical College's student nurses and nursing faculty had a chance Friday, March 17, 2006, to practice their skills on live patients at the June Lane Community Center in Florence.

The June Lane Health Fair is sponsored by the Mayor's Coalition for Improving Florence and brought together several different agencies and area hospitals, including Tech, to provide medical screenings for June Lane residents and their children.

FDTC Nursing Instructor Latrell Fowler said the health screenings are also good for her students.  "The students have a chance to learn about community health awareness and also learn about their roles as health educators."

Some 400 June Lane residents took advantage of the Health Fair.

Dr. Latrell Fowler, FDTC Nursing Instructor (right) takes a blood pressure reading from a June Lane resident.
Dr. Latrell Fowler, FDTC Nursing Instructor (right) takes a blood pressure reading from a June Lane resident.