Young students tour Ruehlow Nursing Complex
MSOE’s School of Nursing provided an educational session and tour of the Ruehlow Nursing Complex for home-schooled students ages 5 to 12 who were studying how the body works. Patricia Plitcha, a mother and instructor for the students, requested the tour so they could associate what they were learning to real life. Faculty developed educational sessions that demonstrated how nurses assist clients to get and stay healthy. Activities included the effects of exercise on heart rate, healthy eating, proper handwashing, how to apply slings, splints and head wraps, and the use of isolation gowns. The favorite activity was when students interacted with one of the manikins in the simulation hospital. Students left with a better understanding of the role nurses play in keeping clients healthy, and a good time was had by all.