Rural Scholars Complete Nursing Boot Camp
Several students from the Rural Scholars program recently experienced nursing boot camp on the Kent State East Liverpool Campus, getting an up-close look at the basic training needed to be a nurse.
The students were “recruited” for the boot camp based on their expressed interest in healthcare fields. Dr. Christina Riter, director of the ADN program, gave the students an overview of the nursing profession, steps to becoming a nurse and talked about future career opportunities in nursing.
Jan Peterson, coordinator of the nursing skills laboratory on the East Liverpool Campus, and current Kent State nursing students led the Rural Scholar students through the sim lab. Wearing their white lab coats, they learned essential nursing skills such as effective hand washing; taking vital signs such as pulse, respiration and blood pressure; and each became certified in CPR.
Kent State nursing students used simulation patients to demonstrate various skills such as IV insertion, phlebotomy, catheterization and dispensing medicine.
At the end of the day, each student received a certificate of completion from Riter.
Front row (from left): Jacob Maenz, Victoria Mayer, Hannah Hephner and Taylar Thomas
Second row (from left): Michelle Homan, Hannah DeLand, Jan Peterson, Catharina Clarkson and Stacia Winland
Third row (from left): Bryce Oller, Tommy Thompson, Lanay Brentler
Back row (from left): Tyler Timmann, Austin Cope, Dr. Cristina Riter, Christopher Pritt, Greg Cress, Courtney Rebuck
Learning infant CPR with Jan Peterson at nursing boot camp