GLOBAL HEALTH AWARENESS EVENT
On Monday, October 30, 2017, SNA held a Global Health Awareness Event at the iLabBuilding where students from different many disciplines gathered and learned about major global health issues. Keynote speaker Dr. Kristine Qureshi shared her expertise in disaster preparedness and population health, explaining the different types of disasters, the impact of climate change on health, and other factors related to global health.
Facilitating group participation, Dr. Qureshi encouraged the group to think of ways to reduce the impact of disasters on health, ranging from proper emergency planning to involvement in disaster-related organizations. A large turnout of students from nursing, pre-medicine, geology and environmental studies, and other majors participated. The event was sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and the UHM Student Athletics Fee Committee. After the talk, everyone was able to mingle while eating Korean BBQ and pizza!
MENTOR-MENTEE STUDY SESSION
The Mentor-Mentee Program (MMP) conducted its second study session of the semester on Monday, October 9, 2017. Approximately 10 students, with a good balance of mentors and mentees attended the study session.
The session was held at a study room in Sinclair Library. Mentors were available to answer questions that the first-semester students had, as well as test them on material for their upcoming exam. Mentees were also able to hear from nursing students from the cohorts above them regarding tips on studying or understanding vital concepts. Study sessions are another way we encourage communication between MMP pairs and assist the mentors in guiding their mentee through their first year of nursing. They also help mentors meet the 1.5-hour study requirement/month with their mentee – a new MMP requirement that was introduced just this year. The first MMP study session was held in September, which 18 people attended.