Immaculata Hosts “Girls in Medicine” Event
Immaculata University welcomes high school females, who aspire to enter the healthcare industry, for a day-long conference on Thursday, July 21.
“Immaculata is extremely proud that these students will be spending a part of their educational journey with our faculty,” stated Patricia Knecht, Ph.D., R.N., ANEF and chair of the Division of Nursing at IU. “Our Nursing faculty have prepared a comprehensive and engaging day for these students.”
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 University’s 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 nursing faculty will engage students in topics as diverse as asthma attacks, infection prevention, hand washing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, and discussions on nursing specialty and medical terminology. The students will learn about lung & abdominal sounds, heart rate, and blood pressure and will also have an opportunity to visit the Immaculata Simulation Lab and a functional ambulance.
For more information on Girls in Medicine at Immaculata, please contact 484-323-3514.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.