Health care can equal sisterhood

Female students in the science field who are looking for an organization that will help them with their career, can consider the Kappa Psi Psiettes professional health care organization.

The Delta Iota chapter of Kappa Psi Psiettes was founded by 18 women on FAMU’s campus on April 12 and 19, 1977. It was started for women in the medical sciences and allied health professions.

Their purpose is to promote sisterhood and advancement in the health related profession. A valuable benefit of the organization is that it offers members a chance to network.

“You meet other professional women who teach you how to educate others about health care,” said President Michelle Davis, 21, senior nursing student from Columbus, Ga.

According to Vice President Avis Boswell, there are currently 18 active members in the Delta Iota chapter.

” I joined because of the impact they had on campus and the community,” said Boswell, 21, senior health care management student from Okeechobee. “They stood out to me.”

The organization reaches out to more than just students on campus. They frequently volunteer with the March of Dimes, the Ronald McDonald House and the American Red Cross.

In addition, they sponsor informative seminars.

Public relations chairperson Valerie Denefield said they hold a variety of seminars.

“We’ve had seminars on professional etiquette and information on breast and ovarian cancer,” said Denefield, 21, senior health care management student from Tallahassee. “On Oct. 22 we started the ‘God Bless the World Project’ to raise money to donate to the relief efforts in New York.”

Young ladies who are interested in joining the organization must have a cumulative 2.5 grade point average, 30 credit hours and be enrolled in a health related major including pharmacy, nursing, biology, chemistry and physical therapy.