photogallerythumbs youthNursing Career Day and Youth Mentoring Program
By Janice Sanders, MS, BS, RN

The year-long mentoring program, sponsored by FBCBNA, culminated in anarray of descriptive presentations by professionals in various nursing specialties. During the past year, students were presented with options to visit professional nursing settings, shadow nurses as they performed some daily routines, and to interview professional nurses to understand what is required to become a nurse. It was also instructive for youth, who are in elementary, junior and senior high school, to see models of professional academic preparation, and to interact with persons who have accepted the challenge of professional preparation. The guest presenters on the program were uniquely prepared to respond to all of the students’ questions. Thirty seven of the youth who had participated in the mentorship program, attended the annual program. FBCBNA expressed its appreciation to the presenters, and the volunteers who made the program a success.


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