GRCC's nursing instructors
and students will lead three summer workshops for high schoolers
in the club's Career Pathways Program. The June 28 and July 12
sessions will be at a Boys & Girls Club site. For the final
session on July 19, students will work in GRCC's nursing
assistant professor in GRCC's Nursing program, said the
partnership is a great opportunity to share information about a
rewarding and in-demand profession.
"The Nursing Department is
very excited to partner with the students from the Career
Pathways Program," she said. "We have two instructional sessions
planned and will focus on teaching the students skills that
include listening to heart and lung sounds and taking blood
pressures and pulses. Following the initial class sessions at
the Paul I. Phillips Center, students will then be 'checked-off'
on their newly acquired skills in the simulation labs at GRCC,
where they'll use our high-fidelity mannequins. This is exactly
how the nursing students practice and complete their competency
"It will be a great
opportunity for the Pathway students to learn about our health
career programs, including our two nursing programs. Many
students don't realize that they can begin the GRCC nursing
school application process while they are still in high school.
So there's lots to learn!"
Grand Rapids Community
College has been offering educational opportunities in West
Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the
college offers degree courses, certification and training
programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes.
Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and
at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as
well as through distance learning.