More than 200 students came
out to the Lincoln Campus to explore many different health care programs at SCC. Prospective
students were able to take part in multiple hands-on activities. Everything
from bone gluing to wound care to medical injections was available on site.
“This was an opportunity to
experience future health care careers in a fun, hands-on environment,” said
Jill Sand, SCC’s dean of Health Sciences. “Students worked alongside amazing
health care professionals who are passionate about their profession and want to
Programs represented included
Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technology, Dental Assisting,
and more. There was a mobile medical lab, emergency service, medical helicopter
and sports injury therapy rotations. Students were also able to explore
advanced professions such as dietician, occupational therapist and physician assistant.
“It was a fun day with
multiple learning experiences,” Sand said. “We want to walk with the students
as they explore the exciting careers in health care.”
Students came from a number
of school districts including, Auburn, Beatrice, Bellevue, Creighton, Crete,
Diller-Odell, Dorchester, Elmwood-Murdock, Exeter Milligan, Fairbury, Giltner, Humboldt-Table
Rock-Steinauer, Johnson Brock, Johnson County, Lakeview, Leigh, Lewiston,
Malcolm, Nebraska City, Norris, Ord, Pawnee City, Pius, Plattsmouth, Southern,
Waverly, Weeping Water, and several Lincoln high schools.