Jessica Lee of Airline High School was par tof a group who spent a day at Louisiana Tech University- Division of Nursing and College of Applied and Natural Sciences in Ruston to participate in Day with LATECH program.
Jessica was among 24 students from North Louisiana chosen to spend Feb. 20 with professors and students at Louisiana Tech University.
Day with LATECH is a one-day, interactive program that provides Louisiana high school students with an opportunity to experience and observe a day’s activities in the Division of Nursing and College of Applied and Natural Sciences. While participating, students interacted with faculty and students as well as discussed health career options available at LATECH.
Activities for the day included hands-on training: ultra sounding a dog, practicing injections, learning skills in which child life specialist would use to help their patients obtain a better understanding of what they may be going through, and learning how to listen for breath/heart sounds using life-like simulators.
Division of Nursing and College of Applied and Natural Sciences faculty members were also available to answer questions regarding educational prerequisites, school admission requirements, housing, and personal preparation for the commitment of a health career.
This unique health career enticement program is coordinated and sponsored by North Louisiana AHEC and Division of Nursing and College of Applied and Natural Sciences to educate future health professionals about the demand for healthcare professionals in rural and underserved areas of Louisiana.
Student participation is by invitation only and is limited to high school students residing in North Louisiana who have successfully completed other enticement programs sponsored by North Louisiana AHEC. Students must be currently enrolled as a high school sophomore, junior or senior and have a 3.0 grade point average or better.