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Holy Cross Hospital Teaches Students About Nursing Careers During Annual Day in the Life of a Nurse Program

photo of nurse teaching student with simulation manikin to learn nursing skills like CPR

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Non-profit Holy Cross Hospital recently hosted students from Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches, Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood, Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale, and Zion Lutheran in Deerfield Beach for the Nursing Consortium of South Florida's annual Day in the Life of a Nurse™ program.

The one-day program is conducted for high school students to learn about nursing careers by shadowing nurses, participating in various activities and touring key hospital departments. This was the ninth year Holy Cross Hospital participated in the Day in the Life of a Nurse program.


A member of Catholic Health East, Holy Cross Hospital is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 559-bed hospital has offered progressive services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today, Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties and more than 3,000 employees. The hospital is fully accredited by the independent Joint Commission and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence unsurpassed in the community. To learn more about Holy Cross, visit holy-cross.com, “like” Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale on Facebook or follow @holycrossfl on Twitter.

Pictured (L to R): Donna O’Neill RN, CCRN of CVICU, at the Holy Cross Skills Lab, teaches a student how to use a life-size simulation manikin to learn nursing skills such as CPR.

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