High school students visit Newman Health Professions Day to learn about opportunities

Oct 15, 2015

The Newman University Admission department teamed up with Nursing and Allied Health faculty to hold a Newman Health Professions Day on Oct. 10.

This day was intended to give current high school students who are interested in the medical field a chance to ask questions and participate in interactive demonstrations in order to help them gain more knowledge about the medical field.

Students enjoyed learning about medical careers during Newman's Health Professions Day Oct 10.
Students enjoyed learning about medical careers during Newman’s Health Professions Day Oct 10.

Vice President for Enrollment Management Norm Jones said the event was great.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to provide prospective students and their families the chance to get a close look at the successful health professions programs at Newman.”

Jones said the students who attended got to interact with Newman faculty in the Allied Health programs, alumni who are practicing in various health care positions and Newman graduates that are presently attending Kansas University’s School of Medicine.

Jones said the day is a marvelous reminder of how important Newman’s role is in the health fields in the region.

“Newman provides the highest quality education available,” he said. “So its students can

Health Professions Day attendees
“Sim Junior” was used during an interactive demonstration to show students the varied health care provider roles needed to care for a patient.

fill health care positions and positively impact medical care throughout the area.”

There were 60 students and their guests that attended Health Professions Day on Newman’s campus. The students represented 26 different high schools in four different states, said Director of Undergraduate Admissions Kristen English.

English said that the positive feedback they have been receiving about Health Professions Day is a motivator.

“We’re thrilled that students felt they were able to explore a variety of different health-related academic program options at Newman,” English said. “We look forward to hosting events like this in the future and continuing to find more and better ways to promote our exceptional faculty to prospective students.”

Various students had many positive things to say about their day spent learning about Newman’s health programs, including Wichita North High School senior Lauren Sanchez.

Sanchez said the she felt connected to Newman just from spending one day on campus.

“There’s a sense that I belonged to Newman, even if I wasn’t a student yet,” she said.