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Burleson Senior Community and Southwestern Adventist University Team Up to Train Future Nurses for Senior Living 

Elk Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care in Burleson began a unique partnership with the nursing program students at Southwestern Adventist University by becoming an on-site clinical for them as well as providing hands-on training for senior living.

On March 1, the students went through a Dementia Live simulation and learned more about the senior living environment as well as positive approaches to care techniques from the community leadership team. Later in the month, the students will have begun their clinicals.

Elk Creek | The Southwestern Adventist University nursing students
Southwestern Adventist University nursing students

“We are excited to show them the senior living career path and how rewarding it is to work with our residents,” shared Shelly Griffin, Executive Director of Elk Creek.

“They learn everything, from engaging activities to approaches to care for dementia residents and assisted living residents,” she added. “We will also provide training for activities of daily living services and soft skills when it comes to interacting with family members, care staff, and residents.”

“Southwestern Adventist University is very grateful for the opportunity of this partnership with Elk Creek, and our students are excited to have their clinicals in this facility, which is not only beautiful but has a nicely structured program where they’ll have the opportunity to develop key skills for their future career,” said Elisane Grellman Almeida, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Southwestern Adventist University.

At Elk Creek, our family of residents deserve only the best, which is why we take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with local talent in the Burleson area. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our other programs or to schedule a tour!

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