by Will Ryan
High school students as well as others interested in pursuing nursing and medical careers are encouraged to attend the 4th Annual Friends of Nursing Career Festival Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005 at the Four Points Sheraton Denver Southeast, 6363 E. Hampden Ave.
New to this year’s festival will be a Laerdal SimMan human simulator provided by the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, the Metropolitan College Nursing School and the Central Colorado Area Health Education Center. Students will be able to take the simulator’s blood pressure as well as perform and monitor other diagnostics on this state-of-the-art training manikin.
Representatives from area nursing schools will be present to answer questions and provide information on their respective programs.
Attending schools and hospitals will include the Bethel School of Nursing, Colorado Springs; Regis School of Nursing, Denver; the University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver; University of Northern Colorado, Greeley; the Denver School of Nursing; the Denver V.A. Medical Center; and the University of Colorado Hospital.
Other participants with booths will include Advanced Therapeutic Massage Therapy; Advanced Health Care Services; Tender Loving Care; Home Care for the Elderly; the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor; Bonnie O’Leary’s collection of military dolls; military nurse representatives; and Friends of Nursing. Media sponsorship is being provided by Studio 1430 - KEZW.
Friends of Nursing is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to promote the nursing profession mainly through the dispersal of scholarships to Colorado students seeking BSNs or higher nursing degrees.
The career festival will be open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and admission will be $1. For further information, contact Friends of Nursing publicity director Greta Pollard, RN at 303-758-2553.