UABSON shines during World Games

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By Laura Gasque

As Birmingham welcomed thousands of visitors during The World Games, the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing stepped up to help with medical needs and to showcase the School to the world.

At Sloss Furnaces and Protective Stadium, 75 UABSON faculty and students served as medical volunteers. More than 30 faculty, staff and students volunteered at a simulated nursing tent at The World Games Plaza, and even more people were working behind the scenes, said Assistant Professor Summer Powers, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, AACC (MSN 2006, DNP 2009).

“Countless others served as drivers, time-keepers, providers, athlete liaisons and the list goes on,” Powers said. “There was a village working for months to make this all happen.”

Rebecca Suttle, DNP, BS, CRNP, AGACNP-BC (BSN 2010, MSN 2014, DNP 2018), helped organize the “Nursing Transforms the World” tent that offered CPR and Stop the Bleed demonstrations as well as a nursing interest station for attendees to ask questions about becoming a nurse. Suttle said many UABSON and UAB alumni stopped by the tent as well.

“I'm glad we got to engage our community and share nursing with the world,” Suttle said. "I felt so proud to be an alumna of the UAB School of Nursing and faculty member."

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Last modified on July 27, 2022

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