On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 50 Savannah area high school students representing seven different schools in the Medical Explorers program were provided the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a nurse.
Hosted by the Waters College of Health Professions School of Nursing, students were given the opportunity to explore nursing careers while participating in a series of medical stations aimed at providing them with a better understanding of what it is like being a nurse and/or nursing student. Stations, located throughout the Health Professions Academic Building (HPAB), included hand hygiene, Stop the Bleed, injections, respiratory simulation, APRN role, RN role, military nursing and blood pressure measurement. Twelve nursing faculty assisted the students at the stations. Attendees were also provided a tour of the HPAB.
“Georgia Southern University’s long-standing relationship with the Medical Explorers program is a mutually beneficial relationship. The Medical Explorers not only get a taste of what a career in health professions looks like, the University gets early exposure for future students,” stated Danielle Peacock, MSN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, lecturer and event coordinator.
The Medical Explorer program is a pipeline program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, geared toward high school students who are interested in careers in the healthcare field. High schools in attendance included Beach, Jenkins, Woodville-Tompkins, Savannah Arts and Sol C. Johnson.