Nursing Students Create App to Help Less Fortunate Find Resources Across the City
COLUMBUS (Adam Aaro) -- A group of Ohio State College of Nursing students turned a class project into an app that could help many around the city.
The project itself was aimed at health and wellness for the underprivileged. During the process, the students discovered lower-income people rely on their smart phones as much, if not more than, others. But there's a problem when it comes to resources.
"I see a lot of these patients everyday and they have these resources," said Megan Miller-Lloyd, an OSU nursing student and part of the group that created the app. "They're out there, but they're not in one place for them."
"So we thought, why not us?" Phil Newman, also an OSU nursing student and collaborator on the app said. "We started from ground zero and we Googled it."
A month later, "MobileYou Columbus" was born. It's a one-stop-shop where the user can find all the resources available in the columbus area, map it, and access it.
"The app helps find a means to have a healthy and fufilling life with the resources that Columbus has aplenty, that just may not necessarily be known to them," Newman said.
The students' professor says she couldn't be more proud of how they went above and beyond to create an impact.
"My expectation is that they're going to change the world one person at a time," said OSU College of Nursing Professor Judy Donegan. "And I sincerely believe this project is going to do that."
The app is available for Apple and Android users. For more information about it you can go to their website here.