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Exposing Teens to Health Careers

Senior Nyla Blue says she's always wanted to be a nurse, and the scrubs they wear in class make her feel like one.

"It's a lot different...it's a hands on experience. You see more things than you would in the classroom," Blue said.

By exposing students to different medical professions it also helps them narrow down their choices.

"Hearing what it's like, and seeing it in reality is something that is very significant," Watkins said.

By the end of the school year, students will be able to take a test to certify as nursing assistants. Baptist Health also sees this as a way to find long-term recruits that can help encourage more students to choose to stay in the community to work.

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