CHERRY HILL, N.J., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 students from Prism Career Institute in Cherry Hill will participate in a community outreach program, preparing breakfast for parents staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, located in Camden.
The students, all enrolled in the practical nursing program at Prism, will interact with parents of seriously ill and traumatically injured children who are being treated at nearby hospitals.
Currently these students have completed growth and development course work and this experience is designed to put the theory they learn in the classroom into practice in a real world situation.
The breakfast event will take place on Thursday, January 17 and Friday January 18 at 7 a.m. to prepare breakfast at the Ronald McDonald House, located at 550 Mickle Blvd. in Camden. Each day, approximately 10 students and an instructor will participate.
"This experience will enhance the students' communication skills not only with the parents but with the siblings of the sick children," said Jackie Wynkoop, RN,MSN, Director Practical Nursing at Prism Career Institute in Cherry Hill. "These skills will help comfort the parents and children during a stressful situation."
About Prism Career Institute
With four campuses in the greater Philadelphia area, Prism Career Institute helps prepare students to find success through career-oriented education. To aid in accomplishing this goal, Prism is dedicated to providing quality training in all of its program offerings. Campus locations include Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor Township, NJ as well as Philadelphia and Upper Darby, PA. For more information, go to www.prismcareerinstitute.edu.
SOURCE Prism Career Institute