Kids into Health Career (KIHC) initiatives largely have focused on the recruitment of high school- and middle school-age students. Little attention has been given to informing young children and their parents about health professions careers. The career development literature supports that career development is a lifelong process beginning in early childhood. The purpose of this article is to offer practical ideas to introduce preschool-age and elementary school-age children to health careers in nursing. The value of health fairs as a forum to pique interest is discussed. Outcome measures to determine the success of KIHC strategies for younger children are needed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Nursing|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2011|
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