Graduate nursing students host Cervical Cancer Awareness event

Graduate students from Alcorn State University’s School of Nursing visited campus to spread awareness about cervical cancer.

In honor of January being National Cervical Cancer Awareness month, the students, presented a poster presentation Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility lobby. Alcorn students were offered the opportunity to learn the importance of cervical cancer screenings and vaccination against the illness. The students also provided assistance on the mobile health unit with cervical cancer screenings and vaccinations.

Centeria Green, a graduate nursing student, spearheaded the event. She was motivated to plan the event so that other young women can be educated on the matter.

“This information is important to young ladies because some are unaware of the vaccination and cervical cancer itself,” said Centeria. “With the proper education, the young ladies at Alcorn will be more aware of cervical cancer, how often they should be screened and how to prevent or decrease their risk of having cervical cancer later in life.”

Centeria found joy in playing a role in promoting good health on campus.

“I believe it is important for everyone to understand and protect their body, as it increases the longevity of life. To make an impact on these young ladies and educate them on the importance of good health is something that will stay with them for a lifetime. It was truly rewarding, and I am grateful to be in a position to do so.”

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