Godfrey, Ill. – At a time when the nation is facing a shortage of thousands of nurses, Lewis and Clark Community College is working to recruit more students into the field through an introductory course for anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in nursing.
Nursing 129, a one-credit-hour course offered through Lewis and Clark’s Nursing Program, will give students a chance to try out the field of nursing before they select a major or make a career choice. The course will be offered in a four-day format from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 14-17.
The cost of the course, which is designed for anyone 16-years-old and up, is $94.
The course offers students the opportunity to do actual job shadowing in area hospitals, where students will learn valuable information about the career in just four short days. On the first day of class, students will work with L&C nursing faculty on campus and discuss the field of nursing. From there, students will spend time in skills labs in the new state-of-the-art Templin
Nursing Building, where they will practice taking blood pressure, IV insertion, sterile bandaging and other nursing skills. The following three days will find students and their assigned faculty member visiting area hospitals and observing nurses working in areas such as obstetrics, ER and surgery.
Interested students can contact the Enrollment Center at (618) 468-2222 to register for the course. For more information, contact Diane McDonough (618) 468-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org