Michelle Ericsson

Yesterday evening, on Wednesday, February 19th, Cohort 10’s winter 2014 American University of Health Sciences, (AUHS) School of Nursing Students Poster Presentation took place with great success as over 70 attendees from the Long Beach and Signal Hill community came to take part in the evening.

Attendees saw a very high caliber of Poster Presentations, each discussing topics that affect different parts of the community, from the elderly population, to those with diabetes, issues affecting children, those affected with obesity and more. Cohort 10 students exemplified their extensive knowledge on their chosen subject, showing that they are one step closer to using all that they learnt at AUHS out in the field to help others when they become nurses.

The audience included Signal Hill Police Chief, Michael Langston, whom continues to show his on-going and unwavering support to the safety and well-being of the Signal Hill community. Pastor Johnson, Founder and C.O.O of AUHS said this about Chief Langston, “Mr. Langston is a unique man that watches over all of us. Him and his officers are blessed by God and do so much good for us every day. It is an honor to have him with us this evening.”

Also with us was Minh Phu-Le from the Nguoi Viet Daily News who enjoyed being a part of the event and has been a big supporter of AUHS for many years.

With a harpist playing softly in the background, guests enjoyed light refreshments before the judges made their final decisions as to who the top three Poster Presentation groups were. Although their decision was tough, the winning groups were very deserving.

Professor Cherie Forsha, one of the Professors at AUHS’s School of Nursing, said, “I wanted to congratulate the students of Cohort 10 on their excellent presentations last night. I have chaired the Nursing Practice Conference Oral and Poster Presentations for Los Angeles County for the past 12 years and must say that the degree of professionalism and decorum exhibited last evening was one of high quality. The intricate detail and expressions of passion for community-based health makes me proud that the young men and women of Cohort 10 will soon join the ranks of nursing and some will find interest in some aspect of community and/or public health. Working with vulnerable populations humbles one, because we will all soon join the ranks of some type of vulnerable population. The students seem to understand the influence they can have over their future and not just over those living among the vulnerable populations they had the opportunity to work with.”