PRLog - Apr. 9, 2012 - IRVINE, Calif. -- Stanbridge College Vocational Nursing Instructor Anne Garrett, RN, recently published her first children’s book to help kids learn about healthcare providers and, more importantly, teach them to not be afraid of going to a hospital. With over 46 years of nursing experience and eight grandchildren, Mrs. Garrett combined her love of patient care and her family in the fully illustrated book entitled, My Tummy Hurts. The book follows a young boy named Sam, who goes to the hospital because he has a stomach ache. Sam, with his Transformer toy robot by his side, meets with doctors and nurses and goes through procedures such as taking a CT Scan. To help alleviate his fears, he thinks of the CT scan as though he is stowing away on space ship, just like Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
Stanbridge nursing instructor pens children's book
According to Mrs. Garrett, “I know what the adults go through, when they are scared, hurting and unsure of outcomes, so I wanted this little boy to understand what could happen to him, from the ER to the operating room to recovery and discharge. My hope is that the book may be available in all pediatric waiting areas, clinics, and Doctors offices for kids to be assured that the hospitals are not too scary for them and that they can have an adventure…who knew that the CT scanner could be made into a Star Wars game?”
While her book teaches children what to expect as a patient in a hospital, Mrs. Garrett continues to teach young aspiring students how to be nurses in the Vocational Nursing program at Stanbridge College. As an instructor, Anne feels that it is important for nursing students to be excited about their future careers. She believes that there will be a constant demand for nurses and urges new nursing students and graduates to continue their education throughout their careers.
“I have really been involved in teaching for many years, as most senior nurses enjoy passing on knowledge to the newer graduates,” stated Mrs. Garrett. ”I am about to start my 3rd year in April at Stanbridge, and I just love my work. I hope that I can inspire the students of today to become the best nurses of tomorrow, as they start this amazing profession. Today's students may well be here in the future passing their knowledge along as the lectures of tomorrow.”
About Stanbridge College
Irvine-based Stanbridge College is a co-educational technical college with an annual enrollment of over 800 students. Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC. Stanbridge College offers diplomas and Associate, Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Allied Health and Information Technology. In addition to its Orange County campus, Stanbridge College offers online programs including RN to BSN Degree Completion.
Stanbridge College has also been recognized by Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. as a 2009, 2010 and 2011 America’s Best Technical Colleges award recipient. Stanbridge is a 2008-2009 School of Excellence Award Recipient from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and maintains one of the highest continuous pass rates on the NCLEX-PN National Nursing Board Exam in California since 2007 with a 96% cumulative pass rate. Stanbridge College has been named to the 2009, 2010 and 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. For more VN school information, please visit www.stanbridge.edu or call (949)-794-9090.
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Founded in 1996, Stanbridge is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges, ACCSC, and offers diploma and degree programs in Allied Health and Information Technology.