Valdosta - Fifth graders from Quitman Elementary are learning the ins and outs of nursing. VSU nursing students are steering these students toward a successful career in nursing.
"They're at an impressionable age where they're deciding what they want to do, and we want them to choose nursing," said Debra Baker, Nursing Instructor. "We're planting seeds that will hopefully bloom into a good nurse one day."
Nursing students say there's no better career choice for these youngsters. "It's got great pay, great benefits, and most importantly, it's all about helping people and becoming a better person," said Jeff Peterson, Nursing Student.
Today's activities proved to be a success, at least with this young man. "It has inspired me to become a nurse when I grow up," said Christopher Brown.
Many of his classmates shared the same decision as Christopher, and will one day help put a dent in the nursing shortage.