The UNC Association of Nursing Students (ANS) hosted an outreach event for local Scouts that was highlighted in The Daily Tar Heel.
Called TarHeal Explorations, the event brought nearly 200 children to the SON where they rotated through activity stations that covered nutrition, first aid, anatomy, and other topics related to nursing. One of the big highlights for the scouts was seeing STAN (short for “Standard Man”), a human patient simulator with a heartbeat they could listen to and breathing they could watch.
ANS hosts the event so that current nursing students get a chance to inspire the next generation and show them the opportunities they have for pursuing a career in health care. “We want them to leave feeling like, ‘I can be important and make a difference in this world,’ ” ANS advisor and clinical assistant professor Megan Williams, MSN, RN, FNP, told The Daily Tar Heel. “If we can reach young people, that’s huge.”
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