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The College of Nursing and Health Sciences operates a variety of clinics that are open to the public. The cost is free or by freewill donation. Besides providing a valuable service to the community, these clinics provide valuable experience for nursing students. Projects are dependent on staffing.


Health Promotion and Wellness Fairs

215 Nursing
Contact: Dr. Debra Jansen, PhD, RN
(715) 836-5183; jansenda@uwec.edu

The Health Promotion and Wellness Fairs project provides practice and service opportunities for nursing faculty and students who, while representing the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, participate in health fairs that occur outside of class projects or assignments. These fairs involve basic assessments such as blood pressure screening and blood glucose testing, and general education regarding various topics including developing a healthy lifestyle, diet and nutrition, and the management and prevention of high blood pressure. Faculty and students participate in these activities at the request of agencies requiring assistance in their health promotion and wellness fairs. The fairs involve the participation of nursing faculty, and if available, graduate or undergraduate students under faculty supervision. Any assessments and screenings performed as part of a fair would not be intended to be diagnostic in nature.

Cost: Free.

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National Youth Sports Program Clinic

238 Nursing
Contact: Karen Maddox
(715) 836-5515

Services: The clinic provides health assessments for children aged 10-16 years who will be attending the summer National Youth Sports Program. The assessments include a health history, vision and hearing test, and physical examination. Assessments are conducted by registered nurses and UW-Eau Claire nursing students under the supervision of the Nursing School faculty. The Youth Sports Program is coordinated through the UW-Eau Claire Recreation Department.

Cost: Free.

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Well-Child Health Screening Clinics

238 Nursing
Contact: Karen Maddox
(715) 836-5515

Schedule: May, August, and December.

Services: The clinics provide health evaluations for children from infancy through adolescence. Health screenings take about two hours and include physical and developmental assessments; vision and hearing tests; health and nutrition evaluation; and health education. The screenings are conducted by undergraduate and graduate nursing students under the supervision of certified nurse practitioners and the School of Nursing faculty. Day care, kindergarten, school, and camp physical exam forms will be signed. Follow-up home visits may be provided.

Cost: Free.

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St. John's Apartments Project

209 Nursing
Contact: Sue Peck, RN, PhD, GNP-BC, CHTP
(715) 836-5375

Goals:

  1. Promote health and wellness alongside the changes accompanying aging and chronic illness.
  2. Assist tenants of St. John's to remain independent, in their own apartments, for as long as possible.
  3. Assist tenants/family to locate services in the community as they become necessary.

 

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Healing Touch

209 Nursing
Contact: Sue Peck RN, PhD, GNP-BC, CHTP (715) 836-5375 or
201 Nursing
Contact: Nola Schmitt, RN, PhD, CHTP/I (715) 836-5737

Healing touch is an energy based therapy where the practitioner uses intention and their hands to assist the recipient to access the universal energy to support their own internal healing. Treatments last from 15 to 60 minutes and are done with the recipient fully clothed and lying comfortably on a massage table or seated in a chair in a private office. The recipient experiences relaxation and many times a reduction in their symptoms. Healing touch is appropriate for most chronic illnesses and many acute problems.

Cost: $60 per hour base for community members, $30 per hour for university members; both with sliding scale fees.

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The services of these projects is offered when staffing allows

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