Class of 1965 alum Ethel Hock enjoys giving back to the School of Nursing. During a visit to the school recently, she had the opportunity to interact with students and faculty asked them what they needed.
Through the generosity of Ethel and her husband Clayton, the School of Nursing received important equipment that affects both the instruction of future nurses and the quality of life and safety of students while they are at NIU.
The School of Nursing has recieved:
A Mobile mannequin: Faculty requested a mobile mannequin that could be used in a classroom setting and taken to recruiting fairs and educational outreach events. From this request, Juno was added to the School of Nursing team. Made by CAE, Juno is fully wireless and tether-free, and is programmed through a tablet. She is perfect for teaching health assessment skills in a nursing program.
An Automatic Emergency Defibrillator (AED): The School of Nursing had an AED mounted on the wall for many years, but the product was recalled and out of warranty. Since the NIU police carry an AED in their cars and AEDs are expensive, the decision was made not to replace it. This concerned many students, so they began the idea of fundraising to purchase one for the school.
A water bottle filler: The water fountains in the nursing building all had traditional drinking spouts and filling a water bottle was a challenge. Since many students today carry their own water bottles, this is something the students felt was important to encourage hydration and a healthier lifestyle. The project would involve buying a new water fountain with a water bottle filling capability and having it installed.