Eleven Seniors, with a passion for serving others as physicians, nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, and dieticians are pioneering a new STREAM class at Res to help prepare themselves for their future college experiences. The class Health Science, Integration & Exploration, is giving these seniors the opportunity to experiment with and integrate the principles they learned in previous science, technology, art, religion, math courses and even getting exposed to some health engineering examples to prepare for the challenging and complex issues and skills they will need in their health care studies.
Brenda Bortis, Alexandrea Calcagno, Taylor Cohen, Maeve Douherty, Marissa Fico, MaryKate Hogan, Sophia Kolbash, Colleen Marks, Kristin McLenighan, Mary Quinn and Camille Sposato are now into the 7th week of the course have had opportunities to learn how to take blood pressures, interview patients, identify some basic cardiac rhythms, work collaboratively in identifying symptoms of a hypertensive crisis and many other skills.
The pictures below are of Resurrection Alumna Nicolette Apostolos, RN, BSN, CPN teaching the students how to take blood pressure readings. Nicolette Apostolos works at Lurie Children's Hospital and is beginning her work on a Master's Degree in Nursing.