USF College of Nursing’s Troy Hambrick takes part in Children’s Day community event
Troy Hambrick, University of South Florida College of Nursing Virtual Simulation Lab Assistant, attended the Wells Fargo Children’s Day community event at a Wells Fargo Bank in Lakeland to showcase the USF College of Nursing’s High Fidelity Human Patient Simulators and educate and entertain everyone in attendance.
“I provided a show and tell to the children and adults, allowing them to listen to heart, lung, and vocal sounds,” Hambrick said. “I also described what we do with the simulators and what our College is about.”
The event, held by the Local Wells Fargo Branch on S. Combee Road on Jan. 19, provided safe activities for children while parents learned about the Bank’s personal and banking services. During the event, there were other local organizations entertaining attendees including Polk County Sheriffs K-9 Unit, Girls Scouts, United Way local chapter, and other local children’s organizations. There were about 200 people in attendance.
“By attending this family oriented event, I had the chance to show everyone the great things we do here at the USF College of Nursing,” Hambrick said. “I also had the opportunity to expose our Simulators and what they do, and explain how our students interact with the simulators relating to their continuing education and the new career field they are about to embark on.”
Hambrick also did not miss the opportunity to educate children about the importance of studying while they are in school and remind them how crucial a college degree is. Hambrick said he has a passion for community service work, and always does whatever he can to make a difference.
“I love educating other people about our college, and many things we do to aid in the education of our nursing students,” Hambrick said. “It gives me great pleasure to be part of a growing institution and the many opportunities it gives our students, staff, and faculty to increase their knowledge base about the nursing profession.”
Hambrick is active in the community. In the past two years, he has taken the College of Nursing’s High Fidelity Simulators to Jesse Keen Elementary School in Lakeland, Fla. to teach 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders about robotics, science, nursing, healthcare and math. During weekends, he also volunteers at educational and beneficial events for children and women.
“Since I work in the College’s simulation lab and manage all the simulators, I have the benefit of educating young children about human patient simulators, and encourage them to learn science, and technology,” Hambrick said.
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