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At the Nov. 23 meeting, the Undergraduate Assembly’s Nursing representative proposed that administrators reduce the fines that Nursing students pay if they miss the compliance deadline.

Nursing compliance changes

UA Representative and Nursing junior Leah Quinn met with Associate Director of Student Information and Clinical Contracts Brooke Natalie Blough to discuss compliance deadlines in the Nursing school.

Currently, nursing students have a compliance deadline each year, and if they do not meet this deadline, they are fined. Quinn proposed a reduction in the fine Nursing students must pay if they miss the compliance deadline and a change to the date that nursing students must be compliant by.

Quinn said that Blough was receptive to these changes, and the nursing administrators, such as Assistant Dean for Admissions and Academic Affairs Christina Clark, will meet next week to discuss the changes.

Quinn also wants to hold CPR courses through Student Nurses at Penn in the fall and spring semesters to help nursing students with the compliance requirements.

Lastly, Quinn is compiling a tip guide about compliance with important dates and resources. Blough will distribute this guide to students after it is complete.

Quinn said that Blough was “open to suggestions,” and the system was “changing a lot.”

College Day

On Friday, the Undergraduate Assembly held a College day for 32 students from Lea Elementary School. The goal of the event was to expose the students to college life and get them excited about going to college.

The UA worked with the Quaker Opportunity and Access Team, Kite and Key and the Office of Government and Community Affairs to host and plan the event.

The students attended a full day of events, including a mock Management 100 class, City Step performance and a speech from Chaplain Chaz Howard to end the day.

College sophomore Ray Clark, one of the UA representatives who worked on the project, said that it was “heartwarming to see young children impacted this way.”

UA Representative and College junior Jane Meyer said that this project is ongoing because the UA hopes to solidify the partnership with the Opportunity and Access Team.

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