Thirteen Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MCCN) students spent their spring break in Fort Lauderdale building houses through Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge program. Students worked with Habitat for Humanity of Broward from March 1 through March 5.

"This is the eighth year that MCCN students have traveled to Florida on Spring Break for Habitat for Humanity. This experience gives our nursing students the opportunity to replace their stethoscopes for hammers and enjoy a week of sun, fun and hard work,” stated Colleen Cipriani, Director of Student Life.

Collegiate Challenge is a year-round school break program, coordinated through the Collegiate Challenge Team at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, GA. More than 14,000 students from more than 700 colleges, universities and high schools will work at more than 200 sites nationwide for Collegiate Challenge. Collectively, these students have pledged more than $1 million for the affiliates they are working with.

Students are helping themselves and the local community as they help others build new homes, new hope and new lives. This program allows students the opportunity to bring back skills, experiences and enthusiasm to share with their peers.

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