Fort Hays State University's Department of Nursing recently presented the "Nightingale Experience Initiative for Recruitment" for high school sophomores and juniors to help address the nursing shortage.
It was a two-day event limited to 40 Nightingale participants. The purpose of this event was to enthuse and encourage interested high school students in considering a career in nursing and the nursing program at FHSU.
The cost of each individual participating in this program was funded by the area medical facilities that the student resides in. This year, Rush County Memorial Hospital of LaCrosse volunteered to sponsor two young individuals to participate in this much-needed program.
One of the students was Angela Humphrey of Bison, who is a sophomore at Otis-Bison High School.
Students learned about a career in nursing and enjoyed evening entertainment at "Simply Charmed," an overnight stay at McMindes Hall on the FHSU campus, and participated in clinical activities at Hays Medical Center.