High school students take part in VC’s Nursing Career Day
Nursing Career Day
High school students assemble in a classroom at Victoria College’s Health Sciences Center during VC’s Nursing Career Day on March 29.

Over 50 high school students from the Crossroads area participated in Victoria College’s Nursing Career Day on March 29 at VC’s Health Sciences Center.

The students participated in hands-on activities and gained information on various nursing careers during the free event. They learned the basics of CPR, conducted eye examinations and participated in several other informative and team-building exercises.

“We wanted to teach them what is important in nursing, like communication and working together,” VC Associate Degree Nursing Program Chair Irma Moreno said. “They had a chance in our simulation labs to see what nurses go through on a daily basis.”

Students received information on how to treat a variety of patients and learned about some of the challenges nurses routinely experience.

“We took the students through some patient-type roles so they can develop some empathy for what some patients go through,” said VC Vocational Nursing Program Chair Joyce Harper. “The students responded very well. Many of them said it made them feel kind of sad because they had gone through situations where they felt impatient with people. I think it gave them a good idea of what kind of patients they will be caring for if they go into the healthcare profession.”

Hallettsville High School senior Laira Judd said the event further convinced her to pursue a nursing career.

“I have been shadowing nurses and I have been taking classes through Victoria College since I was a junior,” Judd said. “Coming here really set it off that I want to become a nurse. You feel like a big family here.”

For more information on VC’s Associated Degree Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nurse Aide programs, call (361) 573-3291.
Nursing Career Day
High school students learn the basics of CPR during Victoria College’s Nursing Career Day on March 29 at VC’s Health Sciences Center.

High school students learn how to conduct eye examinations during Victoria College’s Nursing Career Day on March 29 at VC’s Health Sciences Center.
Published: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
 

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