Thanks to a generous donation, a new program at UCF pairs theatre studies, creative drama and nursing students to provide interactive theatrical programming for patients at Nemours Children’s Health.
A new program made possible by philanthropists Bruce Gould and Jeffrey Gould will help bring more joy and laughter to children in extended hospital stays. The Jeanette M. Gould Traveling Theater Fund honors their mother’s love of the theater and her longtime support of the nursing profession.
In its “opening run” this semester, the fund pairs students in theatre studies in creative drama from the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) with students from the College of Nursing as they provide interactive theatrical programming for patients at Nemours Children’s Health.
The ability to bring alternative theatrical productions to audiences who might not otherwise be able to attend them has long been a goal of Horn and was fully embraced by Associate Professor Maureen Covelli, a longtime faculty member in the College of Nursing.
“I told professor Horn’s students that as nurses, we are ‘actors’ in the sense that we always put on our best face, no matter what stresses we are under, and we are happy to assist in this program however we can,” says Covelli.Read More on UCF Today
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