An Innovative Approach to Expose High School Students to Pediatric Nursing Careers

Track: 30 Minute Podium

Session Number: 301A
Date: Fri, Apr 6th, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Description:

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Session Type: Leadership and Management

Session Description: Attracting youth to nursing and pediatrics is an increasing challenge. Learn how one organization created a high school student program that simulates a “day in the life” of a healthcare team caring for a pediatric patient, allowing the organization to showcase pediatric nursing as a career choice.
Primary Presenter Bio: Annette Schnell is a pediatric clinical nurse specialist from Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been in pediatrics for 19 years and currently works as a Coordinator for Nursing Professional Development providing organizational leadership to nursing outreach, staff development and evidence based clinical practice. She has co-authored both the nurse residency and transition to pediatrics programs at Children's and was given an opportunity to create a program for high school students to gain excitement for pediatric healthcare careers in the Omaha area.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Session Type: Leadership and Management

Session Description: Attracting youth to nursing and pediatrics is an increasing challenge. Learn how one organization created a high school student program that simulates a “day in the life” of a healthcare team caring for a pediatric patient, allowing the organization to showcase pediatric nursing as a career choice.
Primary Presenter Bio: Annette Schnell is a pediatric clinical nurse specialist from Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. She has been in pediatrics for 19 years and currently works as a Coordinator for Nursing Professional Development providing organizational leadership to nursing outreach, staff development and evidence based clinical practice. She has co-authored both the nurse residency and transition to pediatrics programs at Children's and was given an opportunity to create a program for high school students to gain excitement for pediatric healthcare careers in the Omaha area.
Primary Presenter Institution: Children's Hospital & Medical Center