USD Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences Hosts Over 100 High School Students in Their State-of-the-Art Facility

Thanks to a grant from California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences offered a series of workshops last week and today, aimed at informing individuals of opportunities in primary care, mental health and other health professional careers.

110 students from Lincoln, Kearny and Hoover high schools, visited the campus to learn about various healthcare professions with a focus on primary care and mental health.  Participants received hands on experience in the school’s state of the art Dickson Nursing Simulation Center. They also learn from career professionals in various healthcare fields, exposing the students to a unique and invaluable opportunity to explore a career path they’ve demonstrated interest in. 

Karen Macauley, Associate Dean of Advanced Practice Programs says “the event was aligned with USD’s strategic initiative in collaborating and welcoming diverse Linda Vista and neighborhood high school students to explore primary care and mental healthcare professions in hopes of developing pipelines into these professions to serve our communities.” 

The Mini Grants program was created by OSHPD to support underrepresented individuals, to pursue health careers in order to develop a more culturally and linguistically competent healthcare workforce.

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is committed to developing the healthcare workforce by providing opportunities to grow and educate future healthcare professionals who will give back to their communities.

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