Girls in Medicine Event

Nursing students in Simulation Lab

Nursing students in Simulation Lab

Immaculata University’s Division of Nursing welcomes high school females who aspire to enter the healthcare industry for a day-long learning experience on Tuesday, July 18.

“The opportunity to expand the minds of young girls and to unleash their excitement about the field of medicine makes this event a truly worthwhile endeavor,” commented Sharon Barnes, M.S.N., R.N., associate faculty in Nursing.

As part of the larger “Girls in Medicine” Program sponsored by The Clinic in Phoenixville, PA, the Immaculata event is being coordinated and hosted by the faculty of the Division of Nursing. Girls in Medicine Program is a one-year enrichment program for highly motivated and talented high school girls interested in pre-medicine and healthcare careers. During the summer, participants attend medical lectures, complete a CPR/First Aid certification course, and experience clinical rotations at Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital.

As part of the Immaculata event, the highly-experienced professional Immaculata faculty, as well as professionals from outside the Immaculata community will showcase various healthcare fields such as nursing, nutrition, allied health, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training. The students will learn about lung & abdominal sounds, heart rate, and blood pressure and will also have an opportunity to visit Immaculata’s Simulation Lab, athletic training facilities, nutritional facilities and a functional ambulance.

For more information on Girls in Medicine at Immaculata, please contact Sharon Barnes at 484-323-3683.

Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning.  On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter at the request of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) thus making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.

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