This project will provide funding to allow the Walter W. Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield CSUB, to support the ongoing RN Explorers Program. The RN Explorers Program is part of the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life and career education for young men and 92 ages 14 through 20. Currently, CSUB nursing students, staff, and faculty meet regularly with 91 high school students interested in nursing to introduce them to the profession and basic nursing concepts, tour nursing education and local healthcare facilities, and offer health education that participants can use to improve their lives. The CSUB Library will develop a tailored training program for RN students who are involved in RN Explorers and provide relevant resources for this program. The program is anticipated to recruit 100 high school students by early 2019. The primary goal of the project is to provide CSUB nursing students with training on the resources needed to be involved in the RN Explorers Program. Information training will be provided regarding NLM resources, including PubMed, MedlinePlus, and attendant health information sources relevant to the nursing profession. High school students who are recruited to the RN Explorers Program will also have the opportunity to visit the CSUB Library and will be given access to the health and nursing collection of the CSUB Library.
California State University, Bakersfield, Walter W. Stiern Library