Students in ACC’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN) program worked side-by-side with the Austin Fire Department (AFD) on Friday, May 6, as part of AFD’s Red Angels program which provides free in-home safety and wellness visits.

ACC’s RN-to-BSN students conducted health checks for residents, including blood pressure and glucose screenings, while AFD checked their homes for fire hazards and updated smoke detectors. 

The Red Angels program plays a crucial role for nursing students by providing impactful and community-based clinical learning experiences. 

“It feels awesome to be here helping out and serving the community. It’s so little but, for them, it’s a big thing for us to do all these small things for them,” says Diana U., RN-to-BSN nursing student. “It’s amazing how there are programs like these that I didn’t know about until being part of ACC’s RN-to-BSN program.”

ACC’s RN-to-BSN program is designed to help ad­vance working nurses in their professional journey. In addition to partnering with local agencies to provide support services, students in the program also learn about health policy and promotion, leadership, and more. Learn more about ACC’s RN-to-BSN program at

View a slideshow from the day below.