Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Teaches Babysitting Basics to More Than 40 Participants
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing held several babysitter training courses in June where participants gained skills and confidence to safely and responsibly care for infants and children through hands-on activities and lively discussions. All classes were open to the community and accommodated teens ages 12-15.
More than 40 participants learned how to safely babysit infants and children in a caring manner. Highlights from the courses included lessons on the business of babysitting, as well as the normal growth and development of a child from infant to 10 years of age.
The participants also had hands-on training for infant & child CPR and first-aid basics, including Epi-Pen use. All classes emphasized how to ensure safety for both the babysitter and the children in the home.
The course is designed for community outreach, health education, and promoting future interest in the healthcare field. The babysitting course was led by Theresa Lynch, MSN, RN, ONC; with assistance from Makenzie Helsel, BSN, RN; Emily Petito, MSN, RN; Jennifer Wingate, MSN, RN; and several senior nursing students.
Caption: Mikaela Gordon learns how to apply pressure to a bleeding wound during hands-on training for first-aid skills by senior nursing student Gianna Vayda in the school’s Simulation Lab.