I'm a 1st level nursing student in my 2nd semester. We have to do a teaching project this semester and I am doing mine on Nursing as a Career with a group of girl scouts ages 8-12. I have searched the web and found some interesting and helpful information, but I am still looking for other, more real life stuff. I welcome all kinds of personal stories, learning info, anything at all that will be of any help. Can anyone come up with a better title? I'm not very imaginative! Thanks, Dee Dee
Jan 15, '03
How about breaking some nurse stereotypes? Show a slide show or overheads of various pictures of nurses in different settings. Talk about the variety of nursing specialties, and even degrees of nursing education (advanced degrees, etc). Let those kids know that a nursing career can be anything from a bedside nurse, to public health, infection control, homecare, school nurse, nurse anesthetist, nursing instructor, nurse practicioner, nurse first assistant, nurse administrator, nurse specialist, informatics, etc. Really try to show them that there is more to this career than just what they see on tv shows.
PS- A few things I did at elementary schools (health fairs) was glow germs (germ theory/handwashing), and using a doppler and listening to kids heartbeats/pulses. They really seemed to like those.Most infection control nurses will have access to a glow germs kit, and you could borrow the doppler for the day.
Last edit by Genista on Jan 15, '03