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UNR nursing students launch website to help the needy

By ThisIsReno

Resource_RenoSUBMITTED NEWS — A clinical group of University of Nevada Orvis School of Nursing students launched a new website, ResourceReno.com, as a class assignment to provide information on local community resources for families and individuals with limited income. The website’s purpose is to make the process of finding resources and seeking assistance easier for individuals. Healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, social workers, case managers and other service providers can be much more effective and efficient helping their clients obtain needed resources from one place.

“The website was designed as a nursing intervention for people facing homelessness and other crises in their lives,” level three nursing student Carrie Robertson said. “It benefits society as a whole because anyone may be in need of local resources at any given time but not know where to begin to look. ResourceReno.com provides that info.”

Nursing students in this course are required to utilize the nursing process to implement a sustainable community intervention. After completing a comprehensive assessment at the Record Street homeless area using both quantitative and qualitative data, they saw a significant need for centralized community resources in the Reno area for people in need for centralized community resources in the Reno area for people in need and those that provide services to them.

“The website allows both professionals and individuals to connect with resources they may not have known about,” level three nursing student McKinnon Chappell said. “We’ve promoted the website to local hospitals and non-profit organizations.”

The clinical group consists of eight level three nursing students. The clinical group will present the website during their class August 15, 2013 at 8:15 am Pennington Health Sciences Room 16, UNR campus.