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Healthcare exploration
Area students explore healthcare career options

NATCHITOCHES – Area high school students participated in a Healthcare Career Exploration Day at Northwestern State University Wednesday. The students wore clothing to simulate being in a sterile room and learned from healthcare professionals on topics including injections and basic medications, family roles, radiology, microbiology, epidemiology, physiology, automated external defibrillators, the Heimlich maneuver, CPR, vital signs and more. Northwestern State has degree programs in nursing, radiologic science, allied health, psychology, social work, counseling and more along degrees that prepare students to attend medical school.