College of the Rockies Nursing Students Holding Blood Pressure Clinics

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College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing students look forward to working with the community during their free blood pressure clinics.

College of the Rockies’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing students will be holding community blood pressure clinics in Cranbrook on November 20.

The free clinics will be held at both Tim Hortons locations from 10:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00 to 3:00pm and also at the Cranbrook Curling Club from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

College of the Rockies Registered Nursing instructor Barb Fenwick says, “This is a terrific opportunity for the community to access free, accurate blood pressure testing while also supporting our students in their continued learning in the program.”

Monitoring your blood pressure is an important way to watch for unknown health issues, especially as you age.  According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, high blood pressure is the number one correctable risk for stroke and is also a major risk factor for heart disease.

“Most individuals who have high blood pressure have no symptoms,” continued Fenwick.  “We hope the community will take advantage of this free opportunity to have their blood pressure taken in a relaxed atmosphere with our friendly students.”

For more information on the Community Blood Pressure Clinic, contact Barb Fenwick at 250-489-2751 ext. 3374.

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program .