Nursing Program Hosts ‘Spooky Open House’

Megan De Lara, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Faculty and students of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, or ADN, hosted a Spooky Open House Tuesday evening. The event was held in the Halloween-embellished Tech Quad, and all were welcomed to participate in festivities.

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Students from Rio Hondo’s Nursing Program at the ‘Spooky Open House’ event.

Groups of student nurses gathered around tables and sold nachos, pizza, chips, and candy apples. All funds earned go towards graduation next year. They also took time to discuss program details and answer any attendee’s questions. Guests visited the arts and crafts table, had their faces painted, played cornhole, and take pictures at a ghostly Instagram booth.

Those interested in applying for the ADN have two chances to do so, as the program accepts applications twice a year. Before submission, students must complete prerequisite courses (such as Human Anatomy, Microbiology and Human Physiology). When and if accepted, new student nurses will embark on a 2 year rigorous curriculum.

The department offers many outlets to aid in success. Current students have access to an exclusive computer lab, where they can also check out program-specific books to study. In addition, extensive hands-on training is also available. Two portions of the lab mimic an actual hospital room. Students can practice measuring and injecting “medications” using practice vials and syringes, and work with medical training mannequins. The set up ensures graduates have everything they need to obtain a job in the medical field.

For more information regarding the ADN Program, including application deadlines, visit the Health Science & Nursing page on Rio Hondo’s website.