Tenkela Williams is part of a group of students in the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing working with Hope Ripples, a nonprofit organization that provides help for those affected by COVID-19 — particularly patients who have been sent home and are quarantined.
Students monitor clients for 14 days via phone or Zoom, making sure to communicate what symptoms to watch for and providing them with additional resources as needed. In doing so, the students will also earn clinical hours.
“It will not only assist in my communication skills with clients, but it will also provide others with the necessary support they need to get through this virus and not feel as if they are alone throughout the process,” Williams says. “Without this one-on-one interaction, I would not feel as confident entering into the nursing profession.”
Williams says this valuable learning experience will help her immensely in her future career.