Technological Know-How Benefits Nursing Students

Training nursing professionals requires the right tools. For students and faculty in USD’s Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, using technology such as an iPod Touch is a crucial component.

“Just like a stethoscope, we view it as an important tool,” said Jonathan Mack, a clinical associate professor at USD and the nursing school’s technology coordinator. “Most of our students have great technology skills and already own one, so it makes sense.”

...After consulting with USD Industrial and Systems Engineering professor and coordinator Leonard Perry, Mack is also developing workshops so that soon-to-be-graduates can gain multimedia skills to better prepare them for the  job market. “Instead of just having a resume, we are training students to build an e-portfolio,” Mack said. “They’re learning to build a Web page; it’s another thing they can include in their skills set. Their e-portfolio is ready to go when they apply for a job. It’s much more than a resume, it’s a marketing tool.” (Full story on Inside USD)