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Programs Available

Grades K-2 (Up to 25 students)

Students learn about helping careers in a hospital setting through a DVD, interactive presentation, and a meet and greet with the puppet health care providers from the DVD!

Grades 3-5 (Up to 25 students)

Students focus on a specific medical field (pharmacy, nursing, medical lab science, radiologic sciences, or respiratory care) and learn about it through a wide variety of hands-on activities.

Grades 6-8 (Up to 30 students)

Students learn about health careers including practice settings, job responsibilities, salaries, career ladders, and required years in school by participating in the game “Wheel of Future.”

Grades 9-12 (Up to 40 students)

Students learn about college programs that prepare them for careers in health care fields. Information covered includes college coursework, differences between degrees, career ladders, and how to prepare for health care career majors while they are still in high school.

The Great Health Care Adventure programs have been created to inspire students of all ages, from all areas, and of all backgrounds to explore opportunities in higher education that lead to careers in health care. The US Bureau of Labor and Statistics project that employment opportunities in health care fields are growing and will continue to grow faster than average. The Great Health Care Adventure is a fun and interactive way to introduce students to the depth and diversity careers in health care can offer.

This program also inspires students who are interested in science combined with opportunities to help others to further their education beyond high school. NDSU’s Great Health Care Adventure programs are offered free of charge (materials included) as available and on a first come, first served basis. 

This program is tailored to grades K-12 and involves:

  • Learning about health care careers
  • Participating in a practice setting
  • Wheel of Future
  • Interactive presentations
  • Why is medicine not candy?
  • Hands-on activities
  • Preparing for a health care major
  • Meet and greet with puppet health care providers
  • Focus on specific medical fields

For more information contact Dana Davis, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement, at 701-231-7837 or dana.davis@ndsu.edu


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7456 / Fax: (701) 231-7606
Campus address: Sudro Hall 123
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Albrecht Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2650 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2:42:29 PM