Nevada Introduces Youth to a Career in Healthcare
The Nevada Action Coalition collaborated with other organizations on projects geared towards introducing young people to health care careers. Three of the projects are as follows:
- Teddy Bear Clinic at the University Medical Center: participating children receive a stuffed animal with a diagnosis and visit different “stations” at the clinic to learn more about a particular area of health, for example injury prevention or medication safety.
- Operation Healthcare Bound sponsored by the Action Coalition and Southern Nevada Workforce Connections provides an opportunity for students from economically disadvantaged areas to spend a day at a veterans hospital to learn more about the health care professions that provide service to the patients.
- RN Bound Summer Nurse Camp at the Nevada State College: targets high school students from underserved communities and introduces them to the nursing profession through job shadowing, skill labs, hospital tours, etc.