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Nursing Students Create
Garden at Marshfield Center


 MAILED:  June 2, 2004

EAU CLAIRE - Residents of the Marshfield Center, a nursing home in Marshfield, have a garden outside their dayroom, thanks to the efforts of nursing students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire School of Nursing program in Marshfield.

The 24 students, who were in their first clinical experience at the Marshfield Center, along with their instructors Brenda Fellenz and Brenda Jo McClellan-Tilson supported the project with donations of money, time and plants.

"There was an open dirt spot out the window of one of the dayrooms. I have training as a master gardener and thought it might be nice to put some plants in that area," McClellan-Tilson said. "We wanted to have a 'healing presence' that nurtures life when our clinical rotation was completed. Now the residents can look out that window and watch the plants and shrubs grow and flower."

The Marshfield site is a collaborative effort between St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield and the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing. The program admits 24 students each spring and has about 75 students at various levels in the program.

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Updated: June 1, 2004