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Pet Partners help take the stress out of finals at CSU Fullerton


Nursing students took a break from studying for finals May 10 by petting a few cuddly dogs on campus.

Beyond relieving their own stress, students learned a few things about how pet therapy is used in hospitals and nursing homes to soothe patients.

Representatives from the Animal Health Foundation's/Delta Society Pet Partners shared how their animals are used to improve the well-being of patients in such settings.

The pet therapy and education session, arranged by Ashley Schenkel, Cal State Fullerton nursing academic and support counselor, was part of the university's Workforce Improvement Project (WIP), a three-year project aimed at improving diversity efforts in the nursing workforce.

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