Students at Benjamin Carson High School can now get a glimpse into the medical field with a new program called the Future Nurse Club.
The Michigan State University Future Nurse Club is a group of students of all grades that share an interest in a career in nursing or, at the very least, want to learn what it would mean to become a nurse after graduating from BCHS. The club is run by Sean Henry, college transition adviser, and is based in the BCHS Clinic for Success, a program meant to help with college prep.
Every other Tuesday from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in the Clinic for Success, a meeting of the Future Nurse Club is facilitated by Stephanie Gray, a nursing professor, and Raven Richardson, a nurse from the Detroit Medical Center.
The meetings focus on a different theme each session and include topics such as, "Image of Nursing Then and Now," "Medical Terminology," and "Code Blue."
Members of the Future Nurse Club also receive preferential status on nursing applications to Michigan State University's College of Nursing upon graduation, as well as regular advice on applying to nursing programs at other colleges, access to exclusive summer nursing camps at Michigan State University, and field trip opportunities.
A lot of students said they enjoy what the club has to offer.
“It provides information important for people looking to be a nurse after high school,” Jessica Brown, a junior at BCHS, said. “Even if nursing isn’t your plan for the future, the club is great for learning about the medical field.”
Talasha Hilton, a BCHS junior who previously attended a club meeting, also had some positive thoughts about the club.
“I liked how they didn’t rush any topic or skip over information,” Hilton said. “They allowed questions to be asked and they answered them well.”