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Girl Scouts Learn about Nursing Careers at Beebe

Senior student Makenzie Lee shows Girl Scout Isabella Monaghan how to count the heart rate on a manikin, Anne. The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare hosted Girl Scouts in an educational event April 21 to educate them about the nursing profession.

The fourth annual nursing exploration workshop, created in 2013 by faculty member Morgan Mast, MSN, RN, CNE, promotes nursing through the use of skill stations where the teens practice skills as if they were nurses. 

The school’s new high-tech laboratories and skill-building equipment helped them simulate typical nursing scenarios. Skill stations included proper hand-washing techniques, early recognition of stroke symptoms and the application of dressings to wounds.

Faculty member Susan Trone, RN, MSN, and eight School of Nursing students assisted with the six stations.

Patient safety was also stressed at each station.

“My goal is to promote the profession of nursing in a positive way by connecting with a young audience in our community,” Mast says. “Many of the girls expressed interest in the field of nursing and it is my hope that when they start to think about a career choice, they will remember the positive experience they had at our workshop and choose to pursue nursing.”

First-year student Mallory Drew instructs Girl Scout Ellie Davis about how to properly clean a wound on the arm of senior student Jessica DeFilippis.

The newly expanded School of Nursing offers modernized classrooms and state-of-the-art simulation labs. Student enrollment has been increasing incrementally over the past few years. The School of Nursing’s two-year program offers a comprehensive nursing education that provides education in basic nursing concepts, advanced technology and critical care nursing. The curriculum provides optimal, hands-on clinical experience due to the proximity of the medical center. Upon completion of the program, graduates are well prepared for licensure and entry level nursing practice.

Articulation agreements with the University of Delaware, Wilmington University, and Wesley College facilitate the student’s opportunity to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Prerequisite college courses are required prior to enrollment in the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing program.

For more information, call the School of Nursing at (302) 645-3251, or go to beebehealthcare.org/school-nursing to download an application.

First-year student Olivia Goldschmidt and senior Rebecca Tillman play a game of “Stroke Jeopardy” with an eager group of Girl Scouts. Photo captions - from top:

GirlScouts1: Senior student Makenzie Lee shows Girl Scout Isabella Monaghan how to count the heart rate on a manikin, Anne.

GirlScouts2: First-year student Mallory Drew instructs Girl Scout Ellie Davis about how to properly clean a wound on the arm of senior student Jessica DeFilippis.

GirlScouts3:
First-year student Olivia Goldschmidt and senior Rebecca Tillman play a game of “Stroke Jeopardy” with an eager group of Girl Scouts.