On Friday June 3, 2005, The School of Nursing hosted 24 students, from the A. Philip Randolph Career Academy. These students were invited to visit the University based on their interested in Health Careers.
The students were introduced to the Nursing Profession by visiting the Nursing Skill Laboratory in the Holroyd Building where SON faculty member, Mary Lou Gies MSN, RN demonstrated some of the skills that nurses use in providing patient care. The students were also provided with information about the various nursing roles, including the advanced practice nursing role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist. In addition to learning about the health care field, the students and their counselors were treated to a guided tour of the University's Art Museum by Mary Morrow-Farrell .
The visit, which was arranged through the efforts of Kristen Resch, School of Nursing Recruiter, Dr. Joan P Frizzell, School of Nursing Faculty, and Barbara Dowdall, Department Head from the A. Philip Randolph Career Academy, was a huge success.
"(Counselor) Sandi Miller and I are crowing all over the building about how great the trip was. Everyone is jealous. Send me the names of the folks who helped. The students will be writing thank you notes on Monday. Many thanks. It was great for the kids. Today may be the turning point in the lives of several." - Barbara Dowdall, A. Philip Randolph Career Academy.