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School of Nursing holds babysitting class for teens

July 23, 2019

The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing held four babysitter training courses in June and July.

All classes were open to the community and accommodated teens ages 12-15. More than 55 participants learned how to safely babysit infants and children in a caring manner.

Highlights from the courses included lessons on the business of babysitting, as well as review of the normal growth and development of a child from infant to 10 years of age. The participants also had hands-on training for CPR and first aid basics, including Epi-Pen use.

Local paramedic Barry Hoke volunteered his time to teach first aid basics and how to call 9-1-1. All classes emphasized how to ensure safety for both the babysitter and the children in the home. The course is designed for community outreach, health education and promoting future interest in the healthcare field.

The babysitting course was led by Theresa Lynch, MSN, RN, ONC; with assistance from Noelle Bolingbroke, BSN, RN, CCRN; Ellen Faber, MSN, RN; Dani LeGates, BSN, RN; and several senior nursing students.