Nursing students participate in Mission of Mercy event
VCU School of Nursing students teamed up with School of Pharmacy students on Saturday, March 25 for the Peninsula Mission of Mercy (MOM) free dental clinic in Yorktown, Va. More than 500 area residents received free dental treatment. Students participated in triage and provided health education to patients prior to and after their dental care. Nursing students who participated include Aprille Singson, Indira Miller, Nicole Downey, Kelly Lamm, Hannah Lands and Kristen Lamont. They were joined by Genevieve Beaird, M.S., RNC-OB, CHSE, clinical instructor with the School of Nursing.
Mission of Mercy events are held in underserved Virginia communities by the Virginia Dental Association Foundation. Throughout MOM’s 17-year history, over 90 events have provided more than 62,000 people with free dental care throughout the state.