Boys & Girls Club members explore nursing at ECU

Farmville Boys & Girls Club members hear from faculty about the nursing profession.

Farmville Boys & Girls Club members hear from faculty about the nursing profession. (Photos by Conley Evans)

A group of middle school and high school students from the Farmville Boys & Girls Club paid a visit to the ECU College of Nursing Thursday, July 19, to learn more about the nursing profession.

During their visit, faculty members explained the variety of career options available to nurses as well as the ways to get started down the career path toward being a nurse.

The club members see a hands-on example of how the college trains its nursing students.

The club members see a hands-on example of how the college trains its nursing students.

A club member “bandages a patient” with toilet paper.

A club member “bandages a patient” with toilet paper.

The group then traveled to one of the college’s simulation labs for a hands-on example of how the college trains its nursing students. Using one of the college’s state-of-the-art manikins, students learned to care for a diabetic patient.

They ended their visit with a relay race that included putting on nursing scrubs and “bandaging a patient” with toilet paper.

 

-by Natalie Sayewich, University Communications