Denver School of Nursing Students Donate $300 of Supplies, Provide 50 Hours of Volunteer Meal Service to 31 Ronald McDonald House Families

Twenty-eight Denver
School of Nursing (DSN) students over two weekends in February donated over 50
hours of time and spent over $250 to feed 60 Ronald McDonald House resident
family members, many of whom came from Wyoming and had babies born prematurely
who were receiving care at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (PSL).

“Many of these
families from Wyoming are on Medicaid and our ‘Meal Provider’ program is
crucial to our families’ stability as they endure another day of hoping and
waiting at PSL,” said Cassandra McKee, Ronald McDonald House manager.  “Many do not have the funds to buy their own
food. I am continually comforted to know that, with the generous support of
such groups as Denver School of Nursing, we are able to help our children
facing medical crises to heal with their families by their sides.”

Students providing
breakfast were Nylah Bass, Laurel Bernstein, Elizabeth Biegel, Danielle Carrico,
Carolyn Chrissotimos, Michael Curry, Nicole Kobie, Heather Leck, Ashle Morales,
Tracey Newman, Erika Odde, Laura Pond, Alyssa Tempel and Brooke Waterstreet.

Dinner was provided
by Ashley Baker, Jill Beckman, Laurel Bernstein, Elizabeth Biegel, Andrea
Childers, Nathan Civili, Melissa Montanez, Christy Nguyen, Juli Siseneros, Caitlin
Siwanowicz, Amber Spence, Alyssa Summers, Nicole Torres and Lauren Tripp.

Personal care and
newborn items donated from the student-hosted supply drive included
disinfectant wipe jars, paper products and trash bags, diapers, newborn
clothing and baby wipes.

 “The three wagonloads of products the students
donated were quite impressive.  Usually,
all 31 rooms are occupied by families and, on a daily basis, we all generate
one full dumpster load of trash.  These
supplies are so very helpful in keeping the House healthy, clean and
germ-free,” McKee noted.

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), ( (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