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College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Fall Meet and Greet Connects Pre-Nursing Students with Future Professors

October 30, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Prospective and current students, professors and other various clubs and organizations attended the annual College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ (CONHS) fall 2015 Meet and Greet held October 28 in the nursing simulation labs in Island Hall.

“We put on this event to connect pre-nursing students with the nursing program and the resources on campus that can help support them through the program,” said Joanna DuBose, Program Coordinator for the CORE Grant and Success Counselor in CONHS.

This event was held to give students the opportunity to form networking connections with future CONHS professors and current nursing students and help motivate the students for the upcoming nursing program.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s nursing program is highly recognized for its innovations in teaching and student outreach.

“TAMU-CC is ranked one of the top in the nation for their nursing program,” said Lillian Garza, pre-nursing major. “That’s why I decided to stay in my hometown and pursue a nursing degree just like my mom.”

Since freshmen and sophomore students don’t take classes with the CONHS professors until they are accepted into the program, this event gives students the chance to meet professors before they enter the classroom.

Students were also able to learn valuable information about the nursing program and health science major. The event included a tour of the nursing simulation labs along with refreshments. Some of many organizations that held information tables at this event were the ROTC Islander Battalion, Recreational Sports, the University Counseling Center, Health Sciences Association, and Disability Services.

“Our faculty here is teaching caring and we try to act out caring with our students because that’s how they’re going to learn to become really great nurses,” said Leigh Shaver, Assistant Clinical Professor. “Every day, our faculty are connecting with their students and this is just one event we put on every semester to let newer students know that this college is their college.”