Student Life

NCC nursing students teach financial literacy

The Nash Community College Student Nurses Association recently volunteered at the annual Communities in Schools Financial Literacy Retreat held in Brown Auditorium (pictured below). Seventh graders enrolled in area middle schools who participate in Communities in Schools learned about financial literacy through real-world scenarios. Sponsored by PNC Bank, the event taught the young students how to maintain their mock checking and savings accounts while learning about personal finance and gaining skills in basic financial decision making. Students also heard from experts in the areas of personal finance and entrepreneurship.

On NCC’s campus, financial responsibility is not just a lesson for middle schoolers, however. In the spring at a Financial Literacy Fair, NCC math students presented projects demonstrating their interpretation of what it means to be financially literate, being knowledgeable about how money works in the real-world whether through management, investments or philanthropic investment. In 30 minutes sessions, students took part in a floating showcase and discussion about how they have used their skills to complete a real life application financial literacy lab in math class. Financial literacy is the NCC Math Department’s embedded thread and therefore, the NCC Math faculty have integrated various financial literacy competencies into several core math courses.