Acreage Pines Elementary School and Southeastern College have closed a partnership that brings nursing students to provide hands-on lessons to elementary school students at the Acreage Pines Medical Lab.
On Friday, Oct. 24, the college students, under instructor supervision, began demonstrating an array of health scenarios to the children.
The collaboration aims to expose students to a better understanding of the medical field, improving the theoretical curriculum already in place at the Acreage Pines Biomedical and Veterinarian Technology Program.
For the nursing students, this is an opportunity to conduct pediatric rounds to improve their skills. “We are all very excited about this partnership and helping Acreage Pines Elementary and the community that we both serve,” said Brian Dickens, dean of academic affairs at Southeastern College.
As for the students at Acreage Pines, this is an opportunity to learn real-world skills first hand, learning the practices used by medical professionals daily.
“This partnership is providing a unique experience for the students and faculty of both campuses,” Acreage Pines Principal Amy Dujon said. “Having the college students and instructors is just what Acreage Pines needs to take our program to the next level.”
ABOVE: Acreage Pines medical lab students participate in demonstrations.