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New course introduces undergrads to nursing

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This spring, 25 students from Emory College of Arts and Sciences were the first to enroll in a course to explore the multifaceted roles of registered nurses and nurse practitioners in health care today.

"This course gives students a glimpse into careers ranging from pediatrics to forensics and emergency care," says Angela Amar PhD RN FAAN, assistant dean for BSN education in the School of Nursing.

Students enrolled in the "Introduction to Professional Nursing" course are learning from health care leaders and participating in patient care simulations at the School of Nursing. The course provides a preview of nursing careers early in their college journey that ultimately may help address the severe shortage of nurses in the U.S.

"Most students don’t realize that nursing provides an infinite number of career opportunities," says Amar. "We need more nurses to deliver health care services to our population. This course puts Emory at the forefront of exposing more students to the nursing profession."

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