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Jewish Geriatric to mentor nursing students

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Longmeadow Jewish Geriatric Services (JGS) has opened their campus to nursing students from American International College (AIC). JGS is providing the clinical component of the senior nursing leadership class; for six weeks the students will be "matched" with a nurse leader and shadow her two days each week. Student Nonna V. Kudrya is working with Diane Mintz, executive vice president of Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care. Kudrya is excited about this rotation experience and she has experience in this field. Kudrya noted, "I am excited to try something new and look forwarded to gaining a deeper knowledge of home health care. Perhaps that is a field I will want to pursue."
AIC students participating in the leadership partnership are (left to right) Judy Nham, Chicopee; Nonna V. Kudrya, Westfield; Jenneh R. Coker, Springfield; Michaela A. Wilde, Holyoke; Natasha P. Dubois, Springfield; and Carol A. Nobrega, Westfield.

Laurie Alves, RN, WCC, is the assistant director of nursing at JGS's Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home. Alves is continuing her own education and is enthusiastic about this program. "JGS has partnerships with educational programs throughout the area. Through this AIC program, students get to observe nurse leaders on the JGS campus in their day-to-day roles. As an organization that strives for nursing excellence we are committed to sharing our knowledge and providing mentoring opportunities, " she said. Jewish Geriatric Services is a leading healthcare system serving elders and their families. Programs of JGS include the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home, Wernick Adult Day Health Care Center, Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care, Ruth's House an assisted living residence, JGS Family Medical Care and Genesis House. For further information, please call 567-6211 or visit www.jewishgeriatric.org.

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