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An Unforgettable Experience for Silsbee High School Students at Lamar University's Nightingale Experience

An Unforgettable Experience for Silsbee High School Students at Lamar University's Nightingale Experience

June 10, 2024 - It was a weekend experience two Silsbee High School students won't soon forget. Molli McCoy and Brooke Rodgers had the remarkable opportunity to participate in the Nightingale Experience at Lamar University's JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing on June 7 and 8, 2024.

This program is designed to inspire high school sophomores and juniors to consider a career in nursing. It provided students with an immersive experience in the medical field, allowing them to engage in hands-on learning and real-world medical environments.

During the two-day event, students spent their first day on the Lamar University campus, participating in hands-on nursing activities in the Skills Lab and High-Fidelity Simulation Center. They toured the campus, dined at the University Dining Hall, and stayed overnight in the university dorms. The following day at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital, students explored different healthcare fields, toured the hospital, and interacted with various hospital staff members.

Brooke Rodgers expressed her gratitude for the experience, noting that she gained invaluable knowledge from the ICU simulation at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Both students will advance to the Practicum portion of the PCT program, where they will attend clinicals at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in August.

Silsbee ISD would like to take this time to thank Lamar University's Nursing faculty and students for providing such a valuable experience for students interested in pursuing nursing careers.