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BSC Beckley Campus Second Year Nursing Students Welcome New Class

"Been there, done that." Drawing on their experience as first year Bluefield State College/Beckley Campus nursing students a year ago, second year students paired with first year students, giving guidance, support, and encouragement to the program's new students. Deborah Vest, BSC Beckley Campus instructor of nursing, noted "This program is designed to reduce incoming students' anxiety. It enables them to meet students who can become a support group for them, right from the start of the academic year. We began the program three years ago. Response has been so enthusiastic that the second year students have taken on the job ever since." Second year nursing students recently conducted for first year students an informal welcoming picnic at Lake Stevens.