Each year nursing students put in more than 82,000 hours of unpaid health care in hospitals and clinics in the Atlanta area, serving senior citizens, small children, emergency room patients and others.
- The School of Nursing provides back-to-school physicals for more than 150 lower income Atlanta children each year.
- In one community collaboration, nursing and respiratory therapy students offer health education and screening to previously addicted homeless men who are living at Trinity House-Big Bethel. Nursing students track blood pressure, blood sugar and more during a seven-week on-site program each semester. Residents of Trinity work with the students to determine which health topics to cover. For instance, students provide resources for the residents to kick their addiction to tobacco. They offer lung-function tests, teach the men what the results show about lung health and their likelihood of lung disease.
- Respiratory therapy students provide more than 31,200 hours in unpaid health care and community education annually. Learn More
- In 2018, 103 Perimeter College students graduated with associate degrees from Perimeter College’s nursing program. Students from the nursing program work with local hospitals during their clinical training. Since 2013, the college has produced 675 graduates from its registered nursing program.