Join Us for a Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 16

CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program will be hosting a Health and Wellness Fair on October 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Worrell Gym.  Stop by to have your blood pressure checked and learn about resources for improving your personal health and wellness! Wear pink for breast cancer awareness month!  All students are welcome to attend!

North Carolina Mission of Mercy – Charlotte Dental Clinic Returns!

An Opportunity to Reach Out to Those in Need.
The North Carolina Mission of Mercy portable dental clinic program seeks to address the access to care issue by providing complimentary dental treatment to the underserved population throughout the state who have few or no other options.  Charlotte will be hosting the program once again this year on December 2 and 3, with clinic set-up on Thursday, Dec. 1, and we would like to invite and encourage your participation.
Consistent with tradition, we hope to provide treatment to at least 2,000 patients at this event through the kindness of both professional and community volunteers; however, please note that we will not be working through the night and around the clock as we have in the past. Visit our website at www.ncmom-charlotte.com to access additional information/clinic times/videos and to register for your preferred session(s) for professional and community volunteers.  Detailed information regarding the type of volunteer support/roles needed is provided on the website.  The participation of the CPCC family, including students, faculty and staff has had a significant impact on the success of past clinics and has provided us all with an incredible sense of personal fulfillment.
Several of the CPCC Health programs have already committed their support for the 2016 clinic!  A significant number of patients are from our Hispanic community; therefore, one of the major areas of focus in our community volunteer recruitment effort is translators, so if you can help out in this area, it would be appreciated.
So don’t be left out….Submit your registration form today at www.ncmom-charlotte.com.

You’re Invited! Attend the ACEN Public Meeting Sept. 17

WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) would like to invite you to a public meeting where you’ll be able to share your comments about its Associate Degree Nursing Program with a site review team from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN Accreditation

CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is currently under initial accreditation review by the ACEN.

ACEN accreditation is a mark of distinction, certifying that a nursing program adheres to the highest national standards of education. To become accredited, nursing programs must demonstrate their program meets ACEN’s exacting standards of quality through an extensive review, which includes facility tours; meetings with faculty, staff and students; meetings with the public; and more.

Help CPCC garner this industry distinction and attend its upcoming ACEN public meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The general public, including nursing and healthcare professionals, alumni, students and parents familiar with the program, employers (hospitals, physician offices), etc.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 17; 4 p.m.

WHERE: Health Careers/Belk Building, Room 4510, 1335 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

If you are unable to attend the Sept. 17 meeting or would prefer to submit your comments in written form, please email sjtanner@acenursing.org by Sept. 10.

Lunch and Learn: The Truth about Beverages

SodaWhat’s healthy or unhealthy to drink? What do we need to consider when choosing our beverages? Energy drinks, sports drinks, tea, coffee and bottled water, are these helping or harming us? How much water do we need to drink daily? Presbyterian Novant Heart and Wellness dietitian Cheryl Kuhta-Sutter will answer these questions at this “Lunch and Learn” presentation sponsored by CPCC Student Life and the Family Resource Center.  Information on how sugar and artificial sweeteners affect our bodies will be provided. Come and learn how to make healthier beverage choices!

  • Time: 12:30- 1:30 p.m.
  • Date:  Tuesday, March 20
  • Location: Central High building, room 301

“The Truth about Beverages” is part of a series of health and wellness programs offered during the year by Student Life and the Family Resource Center in cooperation with Presbyterian Novant Heart and Wellness.  The topic of the next program will be “Exercise that’s Right for You.”  It is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Central High 301 on the Central Campus.

For more information, please contact Linda Jones, Family Resource Center, 704.330.6246 or Jennifer Conway, Student Life, 704.330.6743 or visit www.cpcc.edu/student_life.

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Have a Heart, Save a Life

Have a Heart, Sale a Life

Have a Heart, Sale a Life

Save a life by donating blood at this year’s Valentine’s Day Bleeding Hearts Blood Drive! The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be taking blood donations in their mobile units on Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The units will be parked in front of the Levine Campus.

Come enjoy FREE refreshments, and sign in at our Valentine’s Have a Heart refreshment area in Levine Building II, 2nd Floor Foyer!Donors can pre-register at www.cbcc.us/donate sponsor code: CPLevine

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC