Nursing students support front lines

Home Nursing students support front lines

“Mr. Pretty provides a valuable resource to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This ensures the safety of all employees and the ability of our organization to operate in these challenging times.”

Valerie Rorison, Supervisor of Accounting and Human Resources at Glencore’s Sudbury INO

Nursing students support front lines

As the need for additional front line workers increases due to COVID-19, students in the Francophone nursing program at Laurentian University are volunteering to support their local communities, while gaining valuable hands-on learning experience.

Among the volunteers is Tyler Pretty, who is helping the Greater Sudbury Community COVID-19 Response & Relief group by delivering groceries to those unable to leave their homes. He is also volunteering as a COVID-19 screening officer at Glencore, a division within the Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (INO). Pretty chose this program because it would help him achieve one of his major life goals: to help others while improving French-language healthcare services in his community.

The dedication of students, like Mr. Pretty, highlight how well prepared they are to take an active role in combating the current health crisis. These students are using their skills to help keep their community safe and provide support where it’s needed the most.

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