SBVC Nursing Day

 Ayala HS students with SBVC nursing class. 

Ayala HS students with SBVC nursing class. 

San Bernardino Valley College nursing program hosted Inland Empire Job Corps Medical Assisting students and Ayala High School Pre-Med Society club members at their Nursing Day. Always such positive experience for potential stuents, the highschoolers spent the day alongside the graduating class which gave them the chance to ask questions and learn from peers just a few years older than themselves. Some of the questions included: what made you want to pursue nursing, what was your other career choice, how hard was it to get into the nursing program, and how is the course material compared to high school - all excellent questions and demonstrated that student's interest in the field. 

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Some of the activities included classroom presenations and activities like "Rethink Your Drink" (an activity that shows how much sugar you consume in your day-to-day drinks), the risks of texting and driving, a germ matching game (matching a picture with the correct germ count), and how to use a Doppler (medical device). The hands on activities took place in their sim lab with students practicing chest compressions, learning about different incisions, where to find pulses, and listening to a chest simulator with bronchitis. One student, Mark Alonzo, a junior at Ayala High School said, “The different activities they have us doing makes this site visit fun. I really enjoyed "Re-Think Your Drink" because I learned a lot and saw [how much] work each student put into it.” SBVC was equally impressed with the Ayala students: 

I just wanted to inform you how awesome the Ayala HS students were. This group of students definitely stood out as the best group we have ever had come through for the Nursing Outreach events. I was blown away with how knowledgeable and skilled they already are. They were professional, engaged and fun. Hands down, they rocked!! Huge props for the Educators preparing them for such a bright and rewarding future!!!!
— Rochelle Fender, MSN-Ed, RN Assistant Director/Faculty Chair/Nursing Faculty San Bernardino Valley College

A shout out to Rochelle and everyone at SBVC whose tremendous program is inspiring so many students to pursue the field of nursing!