High school students discover nursing education, careers at Victoria College’s Nursing Field Day

From left, Jennifer Williams, of Victoria; Makayla Havens, of Refugio High School; Hunter Slusher, of Victoria East High School and Hannah Mitchell, of Industrial High School, listen to Monica Hamilton, VC’s nursing simulation specialist & lab coordinator

Twenty-four students attended Victoria College’s Nursing Field Day, toured the simulation lab and heard presentations on Certified Nurse Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse, and Associate Degree Nursing programs.

Allied Health Coordinator & Instructor Marilyn Powell described the Certified Nurse Aide Program and Director of Nursing Darla Guajardo discussed some of the rewards of a nursing career. ADN Program Chair and Instructor Alison Hewig cited the requirements to get into nursing school and highlighted some of the numerous career paths that nursing offers.

The students also toured the nursing simulation labs and control rooms. Mary Kitchens, nursing laboratory assistant, and Monica Hamilton, nursing simulation specialist & lab coordinator, explained how mannequin patients can be controlled to simulate a living person. Various lab mannequins were available in different sizes, genders, shapes, ages and ethnicities to give nursing students practice in caring for more than one type of patient.

Published: Thursday, 16 May 2013
 

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