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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150372
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Class of 2018: Recruitment Begins in Kindergarten
Abstract:
Class of 2018: Recruitment Begins in Kindergarten
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Yantis, Mary
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Christian University
Purpose: To propose a recruitment program that focuses on promoting a positive image of nursing, targeting young children who are in the initial stages of considering career choices. Rationale: Research supports that children begin to make decisions about career paths early in life and that by late primary school, children have often rejected nursing as a career choice based on negative perceptions. Goal: To promote interest in nursing as a career option beginning in the kindergarten years. Objectives: (1) Identify work place settings of professional nurses. (2) Present nursing as a realistic career option for males as well as females. Process: The literature supports that education which includes positive role play is one way to foster desirable attitudes toward careers in primary school-aged children. This program includes the presentation of a puppet show entitled, “When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Nurse,” delivered with male and female puppets, incorporating a colorful and interesting puppet stage. The 3 part stage features Feelbetter Medical Center, Funtyme School, and the American Red Cross. The script includes themes such as: 1) nursing is an interesting and varied career, and 2) boys as well as girls can be nurses. At the end of the puppet show, the puppets sing the song written especially for the presentation entitled, “Be a Nurse.” Following the puppet show, role play in the nursing role is encouraged, with nursing attire as well as tools commonly used by nurses such as stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers. A roll around medical cart and a doll are provided to encourage role play. Active learning also includes coloring and simple game activities that focus on the formation of a realistic image of the professional nursing role. Following each presentation, the class is presented with a nurse kit, a doll, and nursing dress up clothes. Evaluation: Each teacher is encouraged to have the kindergarten students write a brief original letter to the puppeteers about content learned from the puppet show. Students are also encouraged to draw pictures of nurses on each letter. In Memory: This puppet show was inspired by Amy Corinn Chesnutt, a senior nursing student at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University. Amy was inducted into the Eta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in April 2000 just two months before she was killed in a tragic car accident. At her memorial service, Amy’s parents stated that at her kindergarten graduation Amy said, “When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Pediatric Nurse.”
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleClass of 2018: Recruitment Begins in Kindergartenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150372-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Class of 2018: Recruitment Begins in Kindergarten</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yantis, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Christian University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">m.yantis@tcu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: To propose a recruitment program that focuses on promoting a positive image of nursing, targeting young children who are in the initial stages of considering career choices. Rationale: Research supports that children begin to make decisions about career paths early in life and that by late primary school, children have often rejected nursing as a career choice based on negative perceptions. Goal: To promote interest in nursing as a career option beginning in the kindergarten years. Objectives: (1) Identify work place settings of professional nurses. (2) Present nursing as a realistic career option for males as well as females. Process: The literature supports that education which includes positive role play is one way to foster desirable attitudes toward careers in primary school-aged children. This program includes the presentation of a puppet show entitled, &ldquo;When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Nurse,&rdquo; delivered with male and female puppets, incorporating a colorful and interesting puppet stage. The 3 part stage features Feelbetter Medical Center, Funtyme School, and the American Red Cross. The script includes themes such as: 1) nursing is an interesting and varied career, and 2) boys as well as girls can be nurses. At the end of the puppet show, the puppets sing the song written especially for the presentation entitled, &ldquo;Be a Nurse.&rdquo; Following the puppet show, role play in the nursing role is encouraged, with nursing attire as well as tools commonly used by nurses such as stethoscopes and sphygmomanometers. A roll around medical cart and a doll are provided to encourage role play. Active learning also includes coloring and simple game activities that focus on the formation of a realistic image of the professional nursing role. Following each presentation, the class is presented with a nurse kit, a doll, and nursing dress up clothes. Evaluation: Each teacher is encouraged to have the kindergarten students write a brief original letter to the puppeteers about content learned from the puppet show. Students are also encouraged to draw pictures of nurses on each letter. In Memory: This puppet show was inspired by Amy Corinn Chesnutt, a senior nursing student at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, Baylor University. Amy was inducted into the Eta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau in April 2000 just two months before she was killed in a tragic car accident. At her memorial service, Amy&rsquo;s parents stated that at her kindergarten graduation Amy said, &ldquo;When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Pediatric Nurse.&rdquo;</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:22:54Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:22:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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