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UNCW School of Nursing Simulation Learning Center Takes Part in Statewide Student Work Education Initiative

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The UNCW School of Nursing Simulation Learning Center (SLC) joined the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and other businesses across the state for Students@Work Week (March 2-6). Throughout the week, middle school students took part in job shadowing and mentoring programs to help them connect what they are learning in the classroom with the real world of work.

Students@Work is a joint initiative between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education.  This year, more than 100 businesses and 19,000 students participated.

The SLC participated in the program through an on-site mentoring visit. Seventeen middle school students toured all eight simulation labs and learned to listen to heart and lung sounds on computerized manikins with a stethoscope after learning to take their own pulses. This opportunity allowed students to gain an understanding of medical equipment and how technology and simulation are used to educate nursing students and other health professions within the UNCW College of Health and Human Services.

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