December 15, 2009
Several students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program made it onto television on December 15 while news crews from two Boston stations were filming a story on the recall of 800,000 doses of the H1N1 flu vaccine.
BSN students Regina Cummingham, Kathryn Ford and Karen Thomas, with nursing faculty Margaret Mahoney, were volunteering to help staff the flu clinic at the Upham's Corner Health Center in the Dorchester section of Boston.
The video clip from Channel 7 shows Karen Thomas in the background giving vaccines.
Many BSN students helped give vaccine this fall, during their clinical practice for their Community Nursing course; and even though the term is now over, they continue to volunteer their services.
The MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an innovative and independent graduate school that operates within the framework of Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive models of health care education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. More than 900 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.