Flat Rock Welcomes 42 Firelands School of Nursing Students

img_6039For the third consecutive year, Flat Rock Care Center is partnering with the Firelands School of Nursing for a clinical observation program. This fall, 42 nursing students will participate in this program as they gain invaluable skills interacting with persons with intellectual & developmental disabilities.

Thanks to the efforts of Lisa Hart R.N., Flat Rock Care Center Director of Nursing and Brian Seitz M.S.N., R.N., Faculty Firelands School of Nursing, these 42 students will have the opportunity to visit with our individuals and complete clinical observations as a part of their nursing program.

The Flat Rock Program Area met with the students, providing them with an orientation to our mission & ministry and specifically providing them information regarding our Care Center.  Each weekday for the fall semester approximately six to eight Firelands Nursing Students arrive at the Care Center between 1:30-2:00pm with their instructor.  The instructor gives them a tour of the Care Center ending at the nursing office. Each student is then assigned by the instructor a Care Center resident to observe. This includes clinical research, observing the afternoon medication pass, completing a simple medical assessment, being present in the home at meal time and spending time with the resident in their home completing a simple activity with them. img_6024

This partnership between Firelands School of Nursing and Flat Rock Care Center provides an invaluable experience to the nursing students as they move forward in their careers as they learn how to confidently interact with those with disabilities.

We are grateful for our community partners and look forward to another wonderful school year with the Firelands School of Nursing.

For more information about our programs, services or community partnerships, please contact us at or at 419-483-7330.