Nursing students from Mineral Area College recently completed their Geriatric Clinical at the Presbyterian Manor in Farmington.
Each student was assigned a volunteer resident living in assisted living and residential care levels. The focus of the clinical was on the well elderly. The students practiced physical assessment techniques and composed documentation for future elderly patients.
Once the clinical was over, the nurses and their resident celebrated with a clinical closure party. A breakfast buffet was hosted in the assisted living dining room. The dining room was full of well-wishes, smiles and hugs. “I enjoyed getting to know Lorraine Gibbons,” said first year LPN student Myra Doss. “I enjoyed my time here. This is a nice community. The staff and the residents seem happy. Hopefully, I will get to work at Presbyterian Manor one day.”
Instructors for the geriatric clinical were Catherine Hutcheson and Paula Thompson, both full-time nursing instructors at Mineral Area College.
“Our residents look forward to this clinical every year. They really enjoy the students’ company. We appreciate Mineral Area College using our community for their education purposes,” said Sandi Brooks, assisted living director for Presbyterian Manor.