‘Nurse T’ shows children the way to a career in healthcare

Detroit – Detroit native Teberah Alexander kicked off National Nurses Week by trying to highlight children’s healthcare careers and interest them the same way they do: by arousing their curiosity.

Alexander’s Future Nurses Program gives children ages 6-13 hands-on experience in nursing and healthcare professions with interactive workshops such as a weekend at Renaissance High School, her alma mater.

“I only feel obligated as a nurse and a productive citizen in my community to give back to these young people,” said Alexander, known as “Nurse T.”

The event included at least eight classrooms, each with educational stations for children. Some stations include dissecting organs, such as sheep hearts, and learning about anatomy firsthand.

Kharon Thompson, 11, cut open a sheep’s heart with the help of an instructor and identified the chambers for pumping blood.

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