Two Samuel Merritt University nursing students in the Family Nurse Practitioner program donated new testing equipment to two community healthcare clinics.
Nikki Love, RN, and Rebecca Owen, RN, from the Sacramento (Calif.) Regional Learning Center, noticed patient assessments were limited by the absence of a Vascular Doppler System at the Midtown and West Sacramento medical clinics.
The testing equipment checks for a patients bloodflow or monitors fetal heart tones.Terry Dean, left, and FNP student Nikki Love, RN, right, use the Doppler System on a patient.
Through the sale of safety kits, baked goods, and donations, the nursing students raised funds to purchase two new Doppler Systems estimated at more than $1,500.
“We could not have done it without the support of our fellow students,” Owen says. “It’s really encouraging and uplifting to know we are working alongside healthcare professionals who have the best interest of the patients. Each one of us wants to make a difference in the community that we live and work in.”