Kathy Thompson, LVN, is an instructor at the Health Academy at La Sierra High School in Riverside, CA, which offers health care pathway training to students who may not otherwise have exposure to these careers. Thompson’s senior students spend the fall semester at the school learning how to care for patients, then spend four days a week at the local hospital in various departments alongside health care professionals.
“I very much like the hands-on activities that drive home the realities of aging. When working with adolescents, they are so invincible. It is good for them to experience the vulnerability of the elderly and for them to live in their shoes, even if for a class period.”
Kathy Thompson, Instructor, Le Sierra High School
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