Associate of Science in Nursing Teaching Children in the Local Community
Authors: Beverly Rowe, RN, MSN, CNE, Dawana Gibbs, RN, MSN, CNE, Laura Grantham, RN, MSN
ASN nursing students in Nursing 1112 partnered with FACES Pre-k, Boys & Girls Club, and the Golden Isles Career Academy (GICA). Students who partnered with FACES presented on the topics of nutrition, fire safety, pedestrian safety, playground safety, and handwashing to two Pre-K classes ages 4-5. At the Boys & Girls Club, the students presented on the topic of bullying to 8- 10 and 10-12 year old boys and girls participating in the afterschool program. The students used interactive play, story-telling, anonymous cards, open discussion, and a ‘bully ball’ with questions and scenarios to teach the participants concepts associated with bullying. At the Golden Isles Career Academy, the students presented to two classes of beginning health occupation students in 10th and 11th grade. The students presented on the topics of suicide, depression, mental health awareness, and stress management for teens. Each GICA student was given a “Stress management tool kit “ that included a stress ball, a small container of modeling compound, chocolate, scented pencils, and small journals. A question and answer session on nursing school and college in general (study tips, importance of high school courses) was also presented to encourage the health occupation students to pursue the career of nursing at the College of Coastal Georgia.