SCC Nursing Students, Faculty Help Administer COVID Vaccines to Community
March 9, 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento City College’s (SCC) nursing faculty and students are volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to the community through a partnership with Pucci’s Pharmacy. A total of 35 students and four faculty members have participated in two clinics so far, helping fill an immediate need to get vaccinations to community members.
“The timely distribution of vaccines will help reduce the ongoing spread of COVID-19,” said SCC Nursing Professor Darreis Lucien. “Being a part of the effort to help fight this pandemic is a privilege that provides incredible joy and gratitude.”
The first vaccine clinic with Pucci's Pharmacy included two faculty and 13 current Registered Nursing students representing multiple levels within the program. After the first clinic, the faculty that attended reached out to their colleagues in the Vocational Nursing (VN) program to expand the number of student and faculty volunteers available. Two additional faculty and 15 VN students all agreed to volunteer at the second clinic opportunity.
“I am proud to be part of this great undertaking, and as a nursing student I am grateful to Sacramento City College’s Nursing program for giving me the opportunity to help serve our community,” said SCC nursing student John Pfanner. “As a student nurse, my commitment to serve the underprivileged is what drives me. This opportunity has provided me with a sense of fulfillment. It was truly an honor.”
The SCC Nursing program continues to explore partnership opportunities that would allow students to continue to volunteer, under faculty supervision, and help administer vaccinations to our community.
SCC’s Registered Nursing program is a two-year program accredited by the Board of Registered Nursing that prepares entry-level nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality patient care. Upon graduation, students will have earned an Associate in Science Degree and eligibility to take the licensure exam.
The SCC Vocational Nursing program is a full-time, three-semester program approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technician (BVNPT). Graduates receive a Certificate of Achievement and may earn an Associate in Science Degree if additional course requirements are met. Graduates of the program may go on to take the BVNPT licensure exam.
Nursing Program Details
Sacramento City College offers three programs for a career in nursing: Registered Nursing (RN), Vocational Nursing (VN), and Licensed Vocational Nursing-to-Registered Nursing (LVN-to-RN) Career Mobility.