University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations

April 25, 2006
Contact: Renee Paul, USA Public Relations, 460-6640

Nursing Students Organize Interactive Career Fair to Interest High School Students in Health Professions

Interactive Health-Career Fair—Henrietta Brown and Joseph Farmer, assistant professors in USA’s College of Nursing, observe a CPR demonstration by nursing seniors Peter Lindquist of Mobile, left center, and Joseph Miller of Ocean Springs, Miss.

Students in the College of Nursing at the University of South Alabama recently organized and hosted an interactive career fair designed to interest local high students in health professions.

More than 600 area high school students took part in the event, which featured 20 hands-on activities and demonstrations at Faulkner Career Technical Center in Prichard.

The health career fair was hosted by nursing students in USA’s Pediatric Community Clinical and included representatives from USA's colleges of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. The USA nursing students organized the event as part of their community teaching project.

The interactive exhibits illustrated procedures in various areas of health care including nursing, radiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and more. Some of the activities included using electrocardiograms to test heart function, learning CPR, administering IV’s, and a student favorite--the glowing germ station--which taught sterilization techniques and proper hand washing.

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