A group of New Haven high school students recently gained a close-up look at the nursing profession during a Summer Nursing Symposium sponsored by Southern’s Department of Nursing. Fourteen students attended the five-day symposium, which was designed to introduce them to the nursing field.
Maria Krol, director of the Traditional BSN Nursing Program at Southern, said the program is the culmination of a year of planning. In an article in the New Haven Register about the symposium, Krol is quoted as saying, “We want to increase the diversity” of the nursing program at Southern. Currently, a small number of students of color and students from local schools enroll in the nursing program, and the symposium’s organizers hope to change that.
WTNH also covered the symposium in a story that aired on July 15, 2021, “New Haven high school students learn what it takes to be a nurse in summer program.”