WNC News & Notes: Ambulance donation to benefit health care students

Western Nevada College students have a laboratory on wheels for portions of their nursing and emergency-response classes. The college has received the donation of a 1994 Ford ambulance from Washoe County.

Dr. Judith Cordia, division chair of WNC Nursing and Allied Health, said: "Providing emergency care to the sick and injured in a moving vehicle is vastly different from a stable, land environments. The ambulance provides wonderful opportunities for conducting training exercises under field conditions. We are grateful for the contribution."

Greenhouse Garden Center helps 'green up" college campus

WNC has received a donation of more than 100 plants, trees and shrubs from the Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City. The donation will help spruce up the Carson City campus and provide a nice touch of greenery to complement ongoing efforts to enhance access to buildings for students and visitors, especially those with disabilities.

Public Can Receive Training in Emergency Response

Being prepared to respond in the event of an emergency can be a valuable tool for anyone. WNC will offer a First Responder class (EMS 113-1001, class #34108, three units) from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays this spring. For the first time, the class will be open to the general public. It will prepare students to react and respond in the event of a sudden illness, injury or urgent medical situation. The class meets or exceeds U.S. Transportation Department criteria and state of Nevada requirements for certification as a first responder.

Students are required to have a current American Heart Association Health Care Provider or American Red Cross Professional Rescuer CPR certification before enrolling in the class. Healthcare Provider CPR classes at WNC Carson City will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14.

For information, contact WNC's Nursing and Allied Health Division: 445-3294.

Carson Nugget Veteran's Day event to benefit WNC scholarships

The Carson Nugget will offer special bingo sessions at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, to support its "Send a Vet to College Fund." The bingo sessions will directly benefit WNC veteran student scholarships.

Art professor to lecture on printmaking

WNC art professor Sharon Tetly will speak about a collaborative printmaking project from 4:30 to 6:30 Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the Nevada Arts Council OXS Gallery, 716 N. Carson St., Suite A.

The public is welcome.

Tetly is one of 16 artists featured in the current show "Geographical Divides: Finding Common Ground," which includes prints from artists in Northern and Southern Nevada. Each northern printmaker is paired with a southern printmaker to create two prints that tell a story about the vast differences, and perhaps similarities, of the Silver State.

Tetly will talk about the collaborative process used to develop the show and present examples of the blocks and prints used in her contribution to the exhibit. For information: nac.nevadaculture.org/

College employee giving campaign begins

Each year, WNC faculty and staff model the giving spirit, pledging their financial support for college programs and student scholarships. The 2011-2012 WNC Foundation Employee Giving Campaign runs Nov. 7-Dec. 16, with a Beatles theme, "We'll Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends."

"For years there has been a tremendous spirit of generosity among faculty and staff at the college," said Amy Ginder, WNC director of development. "Although this year is a challenging one, together, 'we can work it out.' Because we are feeling the effects of state budget cuts so significantly this year, financial support is more important than ever to continue enriching the lives of our students."

In past years, employee support has exceeded 90 percent, and each year creeps closer and closer to 100 percent participation, which is the goal for the 2011-12 campaign.

Saturday driver education for teens offered

Western Nevada College Carson City will offer a 30-hour New Driver Education class from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 12-Dec. 10. The course helps novice drivers develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become safe, low-risk, responsible drivers. Cost is $95.

New drivers under age 18 are required to take the course if one is offered within 30 miles of their residential address. In addition to Nevada driving regulations, the course covers how to handle distractions in the vehicle, falling asleep at the wheel, peer pressure, and driving under the influence. Speakers include public safety officials and insurance representatives. Instruction provides tips on how to drive safely when near large trucks and motorcycles and how to avoid unexpected objects in the road, as well as maneuvering safely through roundabouts and rules for driving in bad weather.

The course is for those 15 years and older. For registration and information, go to www.wnc.edu/drivereducation/ or call 445-4462.


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