CHHS School of Nursing hosts meet and greet for new prelicensure students

School of Nursing Hosted “Meet and Greet” for Students Entering Spring 2017 Prelicensure Cohort

On Nov. 14, the CHHS School of Nursing hosted a “meet and greet” for students who have been accepted into the prelicensure cohort for the 2017 spring semester.

The event welcomed the prelincensure class of 2019 into the School of Nursing. The cohort consists of 50 students.

Students were provided the opportunity to meet current prelicensure students and faculty, orient themselves to nursing courses and order their uniforms.

During the event, the Simulation Learning Center displayed manikins used for simulation, such as a baby in a bassinet and a child in a wheelchair, which provided a preview of some of the tools used in the program to promote active learning and application of theory to practice.

“Simulation in campus labs is a major component throughout the program,” Prelicensure Program Coordinator Anne-Marie Goff said.

In addition to the Simulation Learning Center’s display, students were introduced to the five student organizations: The Association of Nursing Students, American Assembly of Men in Nursing, Association of Diversity in Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau and The Wilmington Area Chapter of Nurses Christian Fellowship of UNC Wilmington.

“It was a success because most of the new students were able to attend and many stayed for quite a while,” Anne said. “In addition, there were many students from the current cohorts who were able to talk to the new students and give them helpful hints about being a successful nursing student.”

The event was open to all prelicensure students, faculty and staff, plus CHHS administrators and Student Success Center advisers.