Denver School of Nursing (DSN) student Kylee Avila has been named to the Ronald McDonald House board, serving on the nonprofit’s community outreach and development committees, said Dr. Marcia Bankirer, president, DSN (www.denverschoolofnursing.edu).
Avila, now in her fourth quarter working toward her bachelor of science in nursing, has dedicated student community outreach service to Ronald McDonald House, most recently conceiving and executing the successful “Milk Money” campaign.
That campaign raised over $1,100, ensuring a six-month supply of fresh milk and eggs for families staying at Ronald McDonald House and needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children. Avila and fellow DSN students arranged with Longmont Dairy to have 20.5 gallons of milk delivered twice a month along with crates of eggs from Morning Fresh Farms each month to the Denver and Aurora Ronald McDonald House locations.
"What I hope to accomplish for the RMHC development committee is to bring a perspective from my generation to the board. My goal is to help them reach out to the community in new ways to gain more support for the children and their families that visit the home. While I am on the board, my hope is to also be a bridge between the nursing community and the house, to aid nursing students in developing lasting relationships with this wonderful charity," Avila said.
For the past three and a half decades, Ronald McDonald House has offered a loving home away from home to families needing to be near their seriously ill or injured children while they're being treated at metropolitan area hospitals. The Denver Ronald McDonald House can accommodate 31 families and the Aurora House, one of the largest in the country, provides housing for 45 families a night.
About Denver School of Nursing (DSN)
Denver School of Nursing, 1401 19th St., Denver, is a private, post-secondary college that provides educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college specializes in offering rigorous curriculum and clinical site-based academic programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing. DSN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (www.ncahlc.org) (800-621-7440); the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC); and its associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (404-975-5000). The college is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. For more information, call 303-292-0015 or visit www.denverschoolofnursing.edu.