Workforce Development in Healthcare
RHENSOM supports workforce development in the healthcare industry in a variety of ways. We support youth empowerment programs that engage them in the healthcare fields such as New Visions and Scrubs Club (Scrubs Club students may access the Photovoice instruction packet here Scrubs Club Photovoice instructions (Session 3)
New Visions Program
Students in the New Visions Health Care program spend their senior year at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown or Fox Hospital in Oneonta. This full-day program immerses students in the medical environment through a rotation schedule that places them in 25 hospital departments. They work side by side with doctors, therapists, technicians, and nurses as they explore career options. In addition, students study English 12, Economics, Participation in Government, Physics, and Human Anatomy and Physiology. They learn professional behavior, organization, and independence while working to a high academic standard. RHENSOM provides staff support to this program.
Annual School Nurse Symposium
Held annually, invited speakers present on topics pertinent to the school nurse: concussions, alcohol and substance abuse, ACES, anxiety disorders...
On March 22nd, 2018, the School Nurse Symposium was held at the SUNY Cobleskill campus. Cindy Campbell, FNP-BC, a family nurse practitioner within the school bassed health system, spoke about the best practices for treatment of common infectious diseases in school. Our keynote speaker, Melanye Rockwell, RN, BSN from the Zone 7 Region of the New York State Assoication of School Nurses presented on empowerment of school nurses and a job well done in and out of school.
Medical Grand Rounds/Pediatric Grand Rounds Sponsorship
RHENSOM and our partnering organizations work with our healthcare organizations to sponsor a topic of relevance to our mission. Recent sponsored Grand Rounds topics have included children's dental health, 5-2-1-0 and childhood obesity, and chronic disease self-management.