United Houma Nation donates lab coats to Nicholls nursing college students

Outdoors Ayo Corridor at Nicholls State College are Alaiana Daigle, nursing program coordinator; Cami Dardar, pupil; United Houma Nation Chief August Coco, and Raquel Engolio, Nursing Division head.

The United Houma Nation has donated practically $20,000 price of medical lab coats to the Nicholls State College Division of Nursing to assist college students get monetary savings on their training.

Following Hurricane Ida, the Native American tribe, with about 19,000 members in south Louisiana, obtained donations to distribute to the group.

Cami Dardar, a senior nursing pupil and Houma Nation member, realized that amongst these donations have been bins of white lab coats. She jumped on the alternative to carry collectively two integral features of her life.

“I knew I needed to get in touch with Dr. Raquel Engoloio (Nicholls Nursing Division Head) to get these uniforms out. I actually suppose that is from God as a result of the uniforms might have gone anyplace and out of all of the folks concerned, I knew what to do with them,” Dardar mentioned. “I’d have by no means thought that being a nursing pupil and a member of the UNH would ever cross paths. It’s superb to see two vital elements of my life come collectively.”

Principal Chief August “Coco” Creppel led a staff of tribe members to ship about 450 lab coats to the college Nov. 5. It will save new medical college students about $115 every.

“To see one other pupil who wants the uniform attributable to dropping them within the storm or can’t afford them is only a feeling I can’t describe,” Dardar mentioned. “I bear in mind my first semester and the way a lot of a burden it was to afford these uniforms. Now, college students don’t have to fret. It’s an honor to bless upcoming college students with these coats.”

Nicholls’ nursing bachelor’s diploma program admits about 160 college students yearly.

This text initially appeared on The Courier: United Houma Nation donates lab coats to Nicholls nursing college students

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