This week we went to the Zoo to listen to the. I couldn't believe how big giraffes hearts are and how little a birds heart is. Dr. Bryant was very in love with his job, which made his presentation more exciting. His vet tech let us listen to the heartbeats of animals which was amazing. Every animal has a different heart sound and size. It proves how different humans really are from animals. I really loved this experience and appreciated this opportunity.
This week the lectures were on Nursing and Radiology Tech. The speakers were very interesting and extremely informative. The lectures were at Newman University and were taught by professors.
The nursing program at Newman is only available to 32 students and over 60 applicants apply each semester. The class size is small for more helpful learning and rotations are even smaller. The Newman nursing students get hands on experience and have a very high passing rate of 98%. Newman University is very strong in science courses. The options at Newman are for a two year degree for nursing or a four year degree. A BSN or RN is able to be obtained through the nursing program. It is said in the next 10 years there will be an extreme shortage for nurses throughout the United States. This program is one I might consider. Nurses make around $19 an hour and the pay increases with the years of education.
The radiology tech speaker was very interesting and informative. He made me really consider going into Radiology. He showed us the different types of x-ray machines and what exactly is required of radiology technicians. The degree is a two year degree. Radiology Techs take x-rays, care for patients, and help the radiologist in hands on way. The x-rays he showed us looked very difficult to read but I found it to be very interesting, again I look at this career as a possibility.
I found both of these lectures extremely interesting and again as I always find in the Health Academy I think of a new career in the medical field that might suit me.
This week’s lecture was so interesting and fun! We went to Newman to hear about Respitory therapy. This kind of therapy is only about sixty years old and is quite respected in the Medical community. Respitory therapists are on every floor of hospitals and work with many different patients.
We first watched a short video in which we were told what exactly Respitory therapy is and how it is an ever changing job. Like many jobs in the health field RT is one that changes constantly. New machines are always being put into use and the therapist must stay on top of it. All interviewee’s loved their job and the diversity of it.
The job only takes a 2-2 ½ year degree from Newman. It is a very selective program and a newer one at NU. The class size is small and they graduate every December and every May. The salary for Respitory therapist is about $60,000 a year starting out.
During the lecture we were able to practice putting in a breathing tube on an adult dummy and a baby. It was so interesting and very intense. The work was a lot harder than expected but it was exciting and the woman giving the lecture was very patient and helpful. I really enjoyed this lecture because it was hands on and it was a career I had never really learned about before.