Our congrats to 10 third grade students at Madison Elementary who received their pint-size white coats during a ceremony marking their completion of the Great Healthcare Adventure. NDSU College of Health Professions Ambassadors conduct the six-week hands-on after school program where kids learn about germs, x-rays, bones, medicine and other topics, while maybe inspiring them to become future nurses, pharmacists and allied sciences professionals.
Students in the program in 2019 spent six weeks learning in hands-on sessions to take the mystery out of health care and possibly inspire future interest in nursing, pharmacy, medical lab science, respiratory care and radiologic science.
NDSU students from the College of Health Professions mentor the fledgling health professionals during the Great Health Care Adventure as they learn about germs, x-rays, bones, asthma, medicine and other topics.
The students received their recognition and pint-size white lab coats with the Great Healthcare Adventure symbol embroidered on them at the ceremony attended by peers in their school.
“Students are excited to receive their child-size white lab coats,” said the group’s advisor Dana Davis, director of outreach and community engagement in the College of Health Professions. “It marks their achievement in learning more about health and about how health professionals help others.”
Great Health Care Adventure programs from the NDSU College of Health Professions are offered at no cost on a first come, first served basis. The program is tailored to learning about health care careers, interactive presentations and hands-on activities. Some of the College of Health Professions Ambassadors, as well as faculty, also are volunteer mentors at Madison School.
The program is funded a diversity grant from Walgreens.