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Nursing Students Test N95 Masks

Last week, students from the Nursing program participated in a fit testing for N95 masks. Due to the pandemic, our clinical partners have requested that our nursing students wear N95 respirator masks. A N95 mask filters out 95% of airborne particles which include bacteria and viruses. As frontline workers, the face-fitting mask worn must be tested to ensure accuracy of the fit. This can take place once a year or more often if the mask model is changed.

How the fit testing was made:

  • To begin, we give the students a N95 mask (NIOSH approved) to put on, then we place a hood over their head.
  • Once they’re comfortable, we spray a saccharin mist into the hood via a small circular opening in the front.
  • The wearer must move their head in four different directions and recite a short poem or sing the alphabet (students enjoyed this part).
  • At the end of the test, we ask the students if they can taste anything (bitter or sweet).
  • According to their answer we would pass them or resize the mask and test again.

 

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Classes are Suspended on Monday, 1/18

Classes are Suspended on Monday, 1/18 Attention, students from all campuses! On Monday, 01/18, classes are suspended in observance of  Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, 01/19. Enjoy the holiday and take this opportunity to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and how he shaped our history.  

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Calling All ASA Creative Writers!

Calling All ASA Creative Writers! Dear ASA Students, Back in the old pre-covid days, here at ASA College, we used to come together each year for literary events. Whether we were celebrating Black authors in February or our own students’ creative talents, the spirit and energy of these literary events always captivated our audience, and we believe it is time to resume that creative tradition. We are inviting students to volunteer to join a creative committee to meet on Zoom...

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Global Conference on Hip Hop Education

Global Conference on Hip Hop Education Ready to connect with exciting educators, attend live performances, and enjoy our college community? In plain terms, the Hiphop education movement is an offshoot of the “culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP)” approach to student-institution interactions, which says that we must understand our students’ culture in order to better empathize and connect with them. As Hiphop music and culture are so pervasive in youth culture, both in NYC and globally, it makes sense for students, teachers...