(MEPN, Megan Yap with future nurses)
This post is written by guest writer, Dr. Susie Hutchins.
Oftentimes, young children do not know the role of a nurse, or how to go about the process of becoming a nurse. This past month MEPN and NP students hosted a Girl Scout Troop in the Simulation Center to expose young people to the career of the nurse.
The theme for the day was:
You can be a —- Nurse!
The attendees included Girl Scouts at the Cadette level (6th-8th grade), as well as Senior Girl Scouts (9th-12th grade). A total of 15 Girl Scouts, under the leader ship of Michaela Butler (STEAM Program Specialist), attended the program. The Girl Scouts rotated through 9 stations with students manning or co-manning the experience.
Many thanks to the following student volunteers:
Birthing Noelle: Tina Chung
SIM Man: Hezekiah O’Neal
Black light and hand washing: Bessie Coronado Vigil
Pen light and eye dilation: Annette Diaz-Santana
Injections: Patrick Humphries & Kaylyn Lavalle
Quick dressing change: Brooke Holyfield & Mary Berberian
Vital Signs: Aishvarya Setlur
Protective equipment: Megan Yap
Eye exams: Cynthia Uribe-Sagrero (NP student)
The morning ended with a game called: “Name that Body Part“. There were several Girl Scout winners who were thrilled to receive a prize.