The Connell School of Nursing welcomed 29 New York City high school students to campus on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 to learn about careers in nursing and health care. The students, who are participants in the Geriatric Career Development (GCD) program of The New Jewish Home in New York City.
After arriving on Tuesday, GCD students enjoyed lunch with Joanne Duhl, CSON Dean Susan Gennaro, Cathy Read, Associate Professor and Director of the KILN program, and members of CSON community. Dean Gennaro addressed the students, reflecting on her own personal experience of growing up in New York City and discovering her passion for nursing as well as all of the places it has taken her throughout her career. Students then got a glimpse of the simulation spaces, clinical labs, and what college nursing courses look like.
The tour was followed by a panel discussion featuring current CSON KILN students Helen Au (’18), Martina DeSimone (’18), Amari Harrison (’20), Priscilla Nyarko (’18), Chiamaka Okorie (’17) and Janelle Way (’18). The KILN leaders shared their own personal journeys of how they chose to pursue nursing at Boston College, sparking questions and discussion between the college and high school students. The KILN program would like to extend its deep appreciation for the student leaders who volunteered their time, thoughts, and insights.
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