MPTC Nursing Program meets future nurses!


Local elementary students will be given the opportunity to interact with professionals from a variety of careers during the Junior Achievement (JA) Jump into Your Future Day at their school. Business and community professionals will be invited to serve as guest presenters in the classrooms to discuss and demonstrate aspects of their careers and their journey towards that career.

Through the JA Jump into Your Future Day, Kelly Shafaie, associate dean of nursing at Moraine Park, had the opportunity to present on the nursing career to Jackson Elementary School K5 and 1st graders on March 8.

The presentations included:
 An explanation of the career path; personal stories of interest to elementary students.
 Hands on activities that reinforce information about the career path.
 Educational decisions; the joys and frustrations of the career field.
 A discussion of how to apply skills learned to the workplace.
 The relevance of their classroom learning to the world of work.

The JA Jump into Your Future event is intended to empower elementary students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school and studying hard.

Moraine Park is proud to be a part of local initiatives such as the JA Jump into Your Future event.

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Written by Kelly Shafaie