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Campus nurses make TCC healthier place for students

By Derrick Chavez/reporter
To help students have a better college experience, TCC health services provides professional nursing services to all students and employees.

Located on each campus, health services sponsors health fairs, speakers, lunches and blood drives each semester to promote health and wellness.

South coordinator Tina Ingram wants more people to be aware of their services.

“Students and faculty need to know the ability to feel better, whether it be physically or emotionally, and the knowledge that we are available to assist them in a compassionate, professional and confidential matter,” she said. “We hope after their visit in our clinic, they will leave having learned something to enable them to care for themselves or their loved ones.”

Each campus health center is staffed by experienced, licensed professional registered nurses. During 2011, the campus health centers had more than 10,500 visits.
Approximately 6,900 were students, 2,900 employees and 1,000 visitors. This number does not include the additional encounters with students, staff and visitors at health fairs, health programs, blood drives and other health service events held throughout the year, Ingram said.

All campuses have a blood drive and a bone marrow donor drive in the fall and offer free monthly HIV testing.

“I am planning on hosting Zumba classes and a Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) as well as a speaker on breast cancer on the South Campus,” Ingram said.

SE Campus will host The Great American Smokeout, which will offer information about smoking and tips for quitting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Main Commons, said SE coordinator Liz Lowry. The Moncrief Cancer Institute Mobile Mammogram is scheduled 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 21.

“NE Campus will be sponsoring Zumba classes and line dancing,” NE coordinator Pat Marling said. “These are offered as part of a wellness initiative.”

Each campus maintains a nurse-directed health center and offers confidential services, generally provided at no cost.

Students can find information about applying for health insurance and see a full list of services provided on the TCC website under Student Services, Health and Fitness.

Student Health 101, a national online magazine, will be offered again this semester and can be viewed on the TCC Health Services Web page.

Students can also choose to have the publication delivered to their email by signing up from the magazine link. They can also like it on Facebook for additional stories and notices.

Ingram said she wanted students and faculty to remember one thing about health services.

“Health services provides so much more than Band-Aids and aspirin,” she said. “We treat and respond to an incredibly wide array of injuries and illnesses. We see individuals from almost every age group as we have College for Kids all the way to senior citizens.”

NW Campus
WCTS 1128A
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

SE Campus
ESEC 2118A
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

South Campus
ESEC 2118A
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

NE Campus
NSTU 1704
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday noon-5 p.m.

TR Campus
TREF 1312A
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:30-5:30 p.m.

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