Nursing Students Assist Veterans at Operation Stand Down Event.

MCPHS-Worcester School of Nursing Students Assist Veterans at "Operation Stand Down" Event in Boston

  • On September 8, students from the School of Nursing on the Worcester campus at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) participated in Operation Stand Down, an event organized for U.S. Armed Forces Veterans in Massachusetts.

    Operation Stand Down is a national non-profit organization that coordinates social services, basic dental and vision screenings, foot care, legal assistance, housing assistance, and many other services to veterans. The Greater Boston Stand Down was a one-day event that brings together service providers and local veterans at City Hall Plaza in Boston, MA.

    As part of the event, undergraduate and graduate nursing students participated in foot care and also distributed shoes, socks, and personal care products to hundreds of veteran participants.

    “Operation Stand Down is a valuable service to veterans, as it provides opportunity for holistic care in one location," said Assistant Professor Catherine Carroca, MSN, RN. "It is important to provide prevention on all levels to our veterans, as their needs are multi-dimensional. By providing these services locally, we are able to reach more veterans and further provide them with a sense of partnership; between each other and with the community-at-large.”

    The School of Nursing at MCPHS offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs designed to empower the next generation of nursing leaders.