Quote from nay537
I'm am working with a small group of nurses who are going to be presenting nursing as a profession to two 8th grade classes and I'm not sure where to begin. We have a video from Johnson and Johnshon that we got from their website, but I'm not sure how to engage the kids. Also someone suggested them giving bookmarks or something at the end but I'm thinking 8th graders don't want bookmarks. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Just random ideas.
Mentioned special area of nursing that most people never knew exisited like Nursing Attorney, Nursing Informatics, Forensic (sp) Nursing, Flight Nursing, ... etc.
What else, 8th grade... ahhhh... tell them in nursing you learn all about sex and sexuality (that should perk their interests) and not only that, you might have to teach it (that may or may not sound good ).
Nursing clothes from scrubs
to business suites to normal street cloth (as in lots of psych units) to ... etc.
As a nurse, you can really gross out your friends with stories (this should appeal to a number of 8th graders). Prepare a few gross stories yourself.
Better yet, you can gross out your parents!
Let them know some nurses have Ph.Ds, some at a master level, all the way to an associate degree and to ...
Tell them in some cases you get to stay up all night and you get pay for it (graveyard shift).
Can you find some nurses who does not fit your stereotype nurse? Like a 6 foot 5 male nurse whith a bear, tatoo, piercing, and weighs 250lbs. If you find someone like that, get another nurse who is female 4 foot 5 and weight 80 lbs and have them stand next to each other.
If possible, you want to show them nurses come in all size, shapes, race, religious beliefs, hair style, gender, age, ... etc.