Teenage boys rarely think about nursing when choosing career options. Walters State Community College’s nursing program wants to change that – beginning with a free two-day career symposium for young men June 27 and 28 at the Sevier County Campus.
“This career symposium will expose young men to the wide range of specialty areas within the profession,” said Cheryl McCall, head of the nursing program. The program has been named a Tennessee Board of Regents Program of Excellence and has been recognized as one of the country’s top producers of registered nurses.
“The camp provides information on nursing education and the role technology plays in healthcare today. We’ll also explore areas like flight nursing, nurse anesthesia, forensic nursing, critical care, emergency/trauma nursing and military nursing,” McCall said.
The camp will also give young men a chance to meet role models, including Wes Pierce, assistant professor of nursing at the college and a retired major from the Army. He entered the military as a lab tech, took advantage of educational opportunities and spent most of his career in the Army Nurse Corps.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.