Reaching Out to Local Students

Photo by Joe Howell.

Glencliff High School students recently learned firsthand about health care roles thanks to a collaboration between the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Oasis Center’s Youth Engagement and Action Program.
VUSN students, including Lena McMillan, left, developed an hourlong curriculum, as part of their community health course, to engage students like Erika Davila and Raymundo Gabino-Garcia, in hands-on learning, including the process of taking a pulse and blood pressure measurements and presenting a rapid trauma assessment scenario.  Each nursing student played a different role on the health care team—physician, EMT, registered nurse, physical therapist, nurse practitioner, X-Ray tech or respiratory therapist.