In elementary schools, it is important to educate students about the work of community helpers, including nurses. Nurses are essential community helpers with soft and hard skills (superpowers!) required to provide quality healthcare.

Teaching elementary school students about the soft and hard skills required by nurses can provide them with an understanding and appreciation for the important work of these community helpers. Additionally, learning about nurses can help children develop their own soft skills, such as communication, empathy, attention to detail, and critical thinking. This knowledge can inspire children to pursue careers in healthcare or other community helper professions, allowing them to positively impact their communities.

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Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colour pencils

In this activity, your child will learn and research about the important and different skill sets nurses possess to deliver high quality healthcare in your community.

It will help your child or student:

  1. Develop an appreciation for community helpers: By learning about the work of nurses, children can develop an understanding and appreciation for the critical role that community helpers play in society.
  2. Enhance their soft skills: Learning about the soft skills nurses require, such as communication, empathy, and problem-solving, can help children develop these skills, making them better communicators, more empathetic, and better problem-solvers.
  3. Learn about the healthcare field: By learning about the hard skills required by nurses, such as medical knowledge, technical skills, and critical thinking, children can understand the healthcare field and the different careers available within it.
  4. Inspire future careers: Learning about the work of nurses can inspire children to pursue careers in healthcare or other community helper professions, allowing them to positively impact their communities.

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

  • Research and find out more about nursing profession and the different skills one needs to do a good job. Here's a fun video about nursing as a profession from the perspective of a young aspiring nurse!
  • Here's a good introductory video about the why nursing is a great career choice:

Here's a nice video profiling different types of nursing specialties:

  • Get started on the printable worksheets!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 4 creative printable worksheets for your students or children to learn about nursing skills. Here's what it consists of:

  • 2 Nursing Skills (Superpowers) Review Sheets.
  • 2 Nurse Superhero Costume Creative Sheets.

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