Grand Canyon University Hosts 27th Annual Health Sciences And Nursing Day

More than 2,300 high school students from across Arizona will learn about a variety of healthcare professions

Oct 30, 2012, 10:00 ET from Grand Canyon University

PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Canyon University will host more than 2,300 Arizona high school students from 80 schools on Friday, Nov. 2, for Health Sciences and Nursing Day, an annual event that introduces students to a wide variety of medical professions.

From 8 to 11 a.m., students will attend 45-minute workshop sessions on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Top Ten Reasons to be a Nurse
  • How to Prepare for Medical School
  • Body of Evidence: The Life of a Medical Examiner
  • The Nurse's Role in the Miracle of Childbirth
  • How to Approach and Communicate with Patients and Spirituality in Nursing
  • Athletic Training: Not Just an After-School Job
  • Forensic Evidence, Healthcare & the Justice System
  • Opportunities in the Field of Pharmacy
  • Extreme Medical Conditions

Student visitors also can attend a Human Anatomy Presentation in the University's cadaver lab and are invited to tour the GCU College of Nursing's Simulation Lab. Both labs provide GCU students with hands-on training that helps prepare them to administer real life medical care.

Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona's premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students and the working professional in seven colleges: the Ken Blanchard College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Nursing, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Theology, the College of Fine Arts and Production, and the College of Doctoral Studies. GCU offers traditional programs on its growing campus, as well as online bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The University's curriculum fuses academic and clinical rigor with Christian values to prepare its students to be skilled, caring professionals. For more information about GCU, visit

SOURCE Grand Canyon University