FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 9, 2009
Contact: Macaulay Knight
MUW nursing students promote H1N1 swine flu awareness
COLUMBUS, Miss. – In an effort to cope with the novel H1N1 flu, the baccalaureate nursing program at Mississippi University for Women is hosting two informational meetings for campus and community residents.
The first meeting is aimed at students and will take place today at 6 p.m. in the Cochran ballroom. The second focuses on MUW faculty and staff on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m., Martin Hall, Room 220. On Friday, Sept. 18 from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m., nursing students will be in the lobby of Hogarth cafeteria to distribute information for those not able to attend the meetings. The community is invited to attend all of the informational sessions.
The information to be presented is part of a collaborative effort between MUW and Mississippi State University to control and prevent swine flu on their campuses. MUW students will cover prevention, identification and treatment information as well as provide attendees with brochures adapted from MSU.
Dr. Sheila Adams, dean of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology, praised the collaborative effort between the baccalaureate nursing program and MSU.
“Providing university students, faculty and staff with educational information on the detection, prevention and treatment of the H1N1 virus is an important endeavor on both campuses and will provide essential information to help prevent the spread of this virus,” said Adams.
For more information about these meetings and the nursing program at MUW, contact or visit http://web2.muw.edu/index.php/nursing/.