blog postsNurses' Week Urban Health ProgramSep 27, 2019 12:30 pm by firstname.lastname@example.orgValencia Short, MSN StudentImages On the week of September 22nd, the College of Nursing Urban Health Program participated in high-school outreach activities. We worked with the Urban Health Program Science and Health Immersion Program (SHIP) and the Urban Health Program Club that meet weekly. Natalia Saurez - Montero welcomed nursing students to Johnson College Prep, UIC College Prep, and the Urban Health Club at the UIC College of Medicine. Natalia's SHIP and UHP club program are opportunities for high-school students to get exposure to health related careers through real life connections. Objectives of the semester and year-long courses include preapring students for college application processes, exploring their interests in certain specialties, and to provide mentorship and guidance throughout this transitional phase. UHP volunteers from the bachelors, master's and doctorate program shared their academic and career experiences related to nursing. An important topic we chose to reassure the student about is how everyone's journey to nursing is very different. Information regarding prerequisite courses, volunteering, and financial aid was touched on reiterate that every student has taken a different path to becoming a successful and enthusastic Registered Nurse here in Chicago. During the second half of our visit we delved into hands on activities including donning Personal Protective Equitment and taking a manual blood pressure. Both of these activiteis fostered discussions on when, why, and where nurses need to have these tasks in their back pocket. The UHP College Of Nursing greatly enjoyed their time with the students. We look forward to continuing to work with these students and hope to have them as colleagues one day! Delete Edit embedded media in the Files Tab and re-insert as needed. Delete Edit embedded media in the Files Tab and re-insert as needed. Delete Edit embedded media in the Files Tab and re-insert as needed.