Nursing Students Present First Aid Workshop for Girl Scouts

Local Girl Scouts receive first aid training from nursing students
School of Nursing students train local Girl Scouts in first aid techniques.
July 09, 2013

Students from GW’s accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABSN) program presented a First Aid Badge Workshop for the Girl Scouts of Loudoun County on May 31. The nursing students fulfilled a community health requirement for their degree by organizing and presenting this workshop for the girls.

GW nursing students developed age appropriate presentations for Brownies, Juniors, and Cadettes on what to do in various first aid situations. The presentations were based on the first aid badge requirements for each age level. The workshop activities helped the girls meet criteria to earn their badges. The workshops included:

  • Making a first aid kit;
  • How to use inhalers and epi pens to help friends who might be having an allergic reaction;
  • How to treat cuts, strains, and sprains;
  • How and why to call 911;
  • A host of related first aid information.

According to Linda Cassar, MSN, RNC-OB, a clinical education instructor with the School of Nursing, the students actively engaged the Girl Scouts and received many compliments from leaders and parents regarding the quality of the information the girls got from the workshop. Approximately 50 girls attended this workshop.

The School of Nursing (SON), headquartered at the George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus, is ranked in the top 50 nursing schools, according to US News & World Report. The accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program has grown to 146 students with the incoming fall class and currently admits two cohorts per year in Ashburn, VA. The SON’s students use a premier state-of-the-art Skills and Simulation Laboratory to develop their nursing skills using simulated patients.