Nursing Collaborations

North Central College Health Association Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Poster Title: Collaborative Program Development for a Healthier Campus

The North Central College Health Association provides regional leadership by advancing the health of college students, by advocating and assisting its members with networking and educational opportunities, and by promoting college health services and influencing action on health issues.

Primary Presenters:

Cathy Penn, BSN, MA – Professor in Department of Nursing
Michelle Snitselaar, BSN – Director of Health Services
Brenda Steinke, MS – Coordinator of Recreation & Wellness

For questions contact Cathy Penn:


Innovation and Collaboration: Keys to a Healthier Campus

Collaboration among the Recreation and Wellness, Health Services and Nursing Department faculty and nursing students of a community-based nursing course inspired a new avenue to address health issues affecting college students, faculty and staff. Local, state and national resources are identified and evaluated for level of evidence and strength of recommendations. Traditional formats and creative venues are used in a collaborative effort to disseminate health promotion information. The collaboration across 2 academic years has resulted in peer education by 22 nursing student groups.