Bellin College to Mobilize Hands on Healthcare Initiative

Bellin College, in partnership with local high schools, has created a one day experience in our Health Sciences Resource Center (HSRC) called Hands on Healthcare. Students spend the day rotating through stations practicing skills and techniques guided by Bellin College students, faculty and healthcare professionals. This immersive, hands on experience promotes the advantages and benefits of pursuing a high demand career in healthcare using state-of-the-art technology.

A day on campus includes rotations through various stations exposing students to:

  • Radiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sonography
  • Virtual anatomy exploration
  • Operating Room/sterile technique
  • Maternity/newborn care
  • Trauma/Emergency Room simulation
  • Nursing care in a simulated environment

Hands on Healthcare on Bellin College CampusSince the inception of Hands on Healthcare in 2015, Bellin College has hosted seventeen Wisconsin high schools on campus. Mobilizing the event will help reach more students during the academic year.

“The future vision of hands on healthcare is to continue to grow and expand. We plan to mobilize the event and take it on the road to high schools in Northeast Wisconsin beginning fall 2017.  This way they don’t always have to come to us and will give us the opportunity to impact more students. We would be able to serve up to 200 students in a gymnasium opposed to the 40 students we are able to serve on our campus,” said Dr. Mark Bake, Dean of Allied Health Sciences for Bellin College.

On Monday, June 19, Bellin College hosted its 17th annual golf classic at Oneida Golf and Country Club sponsored by the late Mr. Phil Hendrickson, Pomp’s Tire Service, Inc., Bellin Health Foundation, Associated Bank, Gary Brukardt Foundation, Community First Credit Union and the Green Bay Packers Give Back. The event was able to raise over $60,000 to help support taking the Hands on Healthcare initiative on the road.

Exposing students to these type of experiences allows them to learn first-hand about well-paying, high demand careers. Employment in the healthcare industry is expected to add 2.3 million new jobs nationally over the next 10 years.

The Hands on Healthcare mobile unit is an ambulance that will be used to show high school students a sampling of the event experienced on campus with a focus on nursing care, radiology, sonography, physical therapy, and athletic training. The mobile unit will transport some of the technology available on campus such as a virtual cadaver table, a high fidelity manikin and other medical supplies.

“Learning about the various pathways available in healthcare is very beneficial to our students,” said Brooke Mueller, Coordinator of College & Career Readiness for Green Bay Area Public Schools. “We are excited about the opportunity to view the mobile unit and partner with Bellin College in the 2017-18 school year.”

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