St. John’s College of Nursing hosted the first Nursing Pipeline Preparatory Class last week. The class is comprised of 16 freshman high school students from Springfield area High Schools. The nursing pipeline preparatory class or NP3 class was developed by Dr. Charlene Aaron chancellor of St. John’s College of Nursing. She wanted to help prepare high school students better for college.
Dr. Aaron said this gives kids a chance to see what these programs all entail.
The class still has yet to study wound care, suturing, and the cardiac system. Dr. Aaron says that the nice thing about having Freshmen come is that they will bring them back every year to keep the classes coming in.
For more information on the NP3 program, call 217-525-5628 or email. NP3outreach@sjcs.edu.