Students in the Chesapeake College MGW Nursing Program helped the community while gaining public health experience during Chesapeake Goes Purple this fall. The college joined the month-long Go
Purple movement to help raise awareness about substance abuse.
Students, employees and members of the community cleared out their medicine cabinets and brought unused prescription drugs to campus for disposal. Under the direction and supervision of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, the nursing students collected more than 19 pounds of discarded prescription drugs. The sheriff’s office then took the collection for proper disposal.
In addition, Chesapeake’s nursing students worked at clinical sites across the five-county area to give more than 500 flu vaccines.