Local High School students live their dreams for a day

PEORIA, Ill - During your childhood you're asked what you want to be when you grow up. However, you rarely get the chance to experience anything before giving an answer.

A lucky group of high school students got the opportunity to see what they want to do after they graduate from college.

“I would like to become an Ob/Gyn and this is a great opportunity,” said Dunlap Junior, Taraji Davis.

Numerous students gained hands-on experience Thursday at the Saint Francis College of Nursing during their Nurse for a Day program. This gives kids an opportunity to understand what nurses actually do.

Davis said, “I like people, I love helping people, I love babies, so I just wanna help people and do good for the community.”

The students learned everything from how to insert tubes to dressing wounds.

“I think just to get an idea of what nursing school would be like and what it would be like to be a nurse would be pretty valuable,” said Nursing Instructor, Teresa Smyth. “They're probably out making decisions now on what they wanna do with their future.”

It's also a reminder that these children are our future leaders.

Smyth continued, “It’s just a really good feeling because they're gonna be the ones taking care of us, so its really good to see them interested in nursing, its a great profession.”


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