SMU Nursing Students Provide Free Health Screening for the Homeless

Samuel Merritt University

Media Relations Contact:
Elizabeth Valente   510.725.7980
April 15, 2009

SMU Nursing Students Provide Free Health Screening for the Homeless

(OAKLAND, Calif., April 15, 2009) Samuel Merritt University (SMU) is once again teaming up with Project Homeless Connect to conduct free health care screening and other important acute medical care for people with low or no medical insurance.


Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


More than three dozen Samuel Merritt University (SMU) nursing students in the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program will screen people for diabetes, hypertension, asthma, musculoskeletal injuries, and more. Health referrals, education, and resources will also be provided at the health fair.


Project Homeless Connect is a program that provides a variety of much-needed services to economically disadvantaged Bay Area residents. SMU has been assisting the nonprofit organization since 2007 providing free health care screening. The primary care service students will provide supports the University's value to serve the underserved. SMU's mission is to educate students to become highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals who positively transform the experience of care in diverse communities.


First Presbyterian Church at 2619 Broadway, Oakland, between the corner of Broadway and 27th Street.


Elizabeth Valente, Associate Director of Media Relations
510.725.7980 cell and

Samuel Merritt University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master's degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant; and doctoral degrees in physical therapy and podiatric medicine. For more information visit

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