Penn State reached out to the district earlier this year hoping to provide students enrolled in the nursing program with on-site experience, said Assistant Superintendent Michelle Saylor.
The idea was first presented to district nurse Karen Truesdale, who then brought the idea to the board’s attention.
Saylor said the district plans to bring in one student each semester to work with Truesdale and get clinical experience, starting next year.
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“It will give them a feeling of what the school nurse profession is like,” Saylor said.
This is the first time the district has provided this opportunity for Penn State nursing students, Saylor said.