Mid-Carolina AHEC would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Murdock Orthodontics for their donation to the Health Careers Program this past winter. Murdock Orthodontics is committed and passionate about supporting local charities within its communities. Both of the Murdock brothers participated in a similar program in high school and look at them today. They now have the opportunity to be role models to students and support healthcare leaders of tomorrow. To learn more about Murdock Orthodontics and their community outreach programs, go to www.murdockortho.com. Thank you for your support!
For many years, orientation for school nurses in South Carolina has been an in-person event; however, due to COVID-19, this orientation, like so many other in-person events, was cancelled this past year. Yet the need to orient South Carolina's school nurses remains critical. Recognizing this need, a team consisting of Lowcountry AHEC staff, South Carolina Association of School Nurse President Dawn MacAdams and South Carolina Department of Education State School Nurse Consultant Vicky Ladd developed a plan to deliver the orientation as an online, self-paced course. The instructors supported the format change, working to convert their in-person sessions to online content, and Lowcountry AHEC will provide nursing credit for the series over the next two years. The orientation went live in the fall of 2020 and is available at no cost to South Carolina school nurses on the new and improved South Carolina AHEC Learning Portal. To find out more and register, visit the Foundations of School