N.C. A&T School of Nursing to Host Free Community Health Event on Aug. 27

By Jackie Torok / 08/24/2022 College of Health and Human Sciences, Nursing

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Aug. 24, 2022) –  The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University School of Nursing will host a free community health event Saturday, Aug. 27, in observance of Noble Hall’s 100th anniversary.  

Noble Hall houses the School of Nursing, which will present the event from 10 a.m. to noon at Windsor Park Recreation Center, 1601 E. Gate City Blvd., Greensboro.  

Undergraduates representing all School of Nursing entry options in the John R. and Kathy R. Hairston College of Health and Human Sciences will offer blood pressure and diabetes risk screenings, medication checks, glucose and diabetic foot checks, perform nutrition assessments and a CPR demonstration, in addition to providing mental health information and a school supply giveaway.  

The baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Students can pursue their BSN through three entry options: traditional BSN, accelerated (ABSN) for those who hold a bachelor’s degree and meet all other nursing prerequisites, and BSN completion (BSNC) for registered nurses who already hold an associate nursing degree. 

“The School of Nursing at A&T has always given back to the community since the time it was founded in 1953 and graduated its first class of baccalaureate nurses in 1957,” said Amelia D. Davis, Ph.D., RN, interim director of nursing. “It is only fitting that we commemorate Noble Hall’s centennial through a series of events focused on community service, which will culminate in a week-long celebration in October to coincide with homecoming.”  

Details about additional events – including a panel for pre-nursing students, a health fair and an open house, along with special functions for School of Nursing students and alumni – will be announced as plans are finalized.  

A&T has the best nursing school at a public historically Black college or university (HBCU) for 2022, according to a report by Top RN to BSN, and is ranked the fifth most affordable nursing school in North Carolina.  

Noble Hall is the oldest standing building on the A&T campus. It was originally called the Agricultural Building, housing the schools of Agriculture and Home Economics on the first floor, the biology and chemistry departments on the top floor and the dairy science laboratory in the basement. Renamed in the 1930s for Marcus Cicero Stephens Noble, a longtime chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees, the structure is included in the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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