CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) - Northeast Community College's (NEMCC) nursing program is giving students hands-on experience during the pandemic.
Since January, approximately 40 nursing students have vaccinated thousands of patients alongside Magnolia Regional Health Center nurses.
The director of the college's Corinth campus Bonnie Bell said this is a part of the students’ nursing clinicals. Students must complete more than 600 clinical hours before they receive their licenses.
Nursing student Katelin Sparks said she is grateful to learn while protecting others from the coronavirus.
"It means a lot to me as a student and an LPN to be able to put myself in this community before I even get a license, you know? Before I even start working at a hospital or start dealing with it on a daily basis," she said. "It just means a lot to see it from this perspective before I’m even out of school.”
NEMCC will host its next vaccine events on March 17 and 18 on its Corinth campus.