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Four Silsbee High School students selected to attend the Nightingale Experience at Lamar University

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May 18, 2022 – Four Silsbee High School health science students were selected to attend Nightingale Experience at Lamar University. According to LU, the summer event is designed to encourage current high school sophomores to choose a career in nursing.

“We want to target students who excel academically and who are interested in exploring a healthcare related career, primarily nursing,” according to Lamar University.

SHS had four applicants this year and all four were selected. They are Desiray Rodriguez, Macie Shepphard, Dwight Pitts, and Mark Vickery.

Students will spend one day at the Lamar University campus and one day at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital. Students will follow a full itinerary for two days of fun learning activities at Lamar University and CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital. Lamar University has worked hard to create an exciting, meaningful experience for students that includes hands-on nursing skills in the Skills Lab and High-Fidelity Simulation Center. A tour of Lamar University's campus will also be provided, and students will eat lunch in the University Dining Hall.

At CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth, students will tour the hospital, learn about different healthcare fields, and interact with many hospital staff. Lamar faculty and select nursing students will serve as chaperones. 

All four sophomores will represent the SHS health science technology pathway.