Nurse Interns Get Hands-On Experience
Posted on March 28, 2012
Nurse interns learn first-hand about meeting and treating young students.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES students in the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program participate in clinical rotations as they learn about pediatric nursing. During the three-week course, they study the basic principles of growth and development to the prevention and treatment of childhood health issues. The Premm Learning Center (PLC) in Oakdale and the Jefferson Academic Center (JAC) in Port Jefferson welcomed the interns who had the opportunity to observe and participate in activities in the classrooms and school nurse offices.
“This experience for nursing students is very educational and rewarding,” said Administrative Coordinator of Health Careers for Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Registered Nurse Debra Epilone.
PLC Principal Carolynn Hansen (above, center) introduces her students, Patrick M. and Natalie M. of the Patchogue-Medford UFSD, and Alexandra M. of the Sachem CSD, to LPN interns (left to right) Greg Cammarata, Ann Marie Bradley and Michelle Stinsman. With them (far right) is registered nurse and Eastern Suffolk BOCES teacher Cheryl Martin.
Principal Carolynn Hansen and Nurse Martin (second from left) join LPN interns (left to right) Greg Cammarata, Edwidge Pierre-Louis, Gail Santos, Parveen Shiwsnker, and Anna Smelewski.as they meet PLC student Mariah C. of the Hauppauge UFSD.