To more easily connect classroom to career, Ochsner Education Outreach uses technology to mitigate challenges causes by transportation, time, and funding. It is easier than ever to connect with a healthcare professional from your classroom.
How can your class connect virtually with an Ochsner professional?
- Sign Up for one of our Special Offerings
- Connect through Nepris - Search for Ochsner Health (requires a Nepris license)
- Complete this request to have a healthcare professional present to your classroom virtually - learn about a career in healthcare, enhance what is being taught in your classroom!
Special Offerings - Virtual Classroom Visit
The two options below are great for K – 5th grade classrooms!
What are Germs?
Have an Ochsner nurse talk to your students about germs. What are germs? Where do they come from? How do germs transfer? Why is it important to wash your hands?
Students will watch a very brief video that demonstrates how germs transfer. Then, the nurse will lead an experiment that shows students how germs are transferred.
Nola the Nurse Book Reading
Have an Ochsner nurse talk to your students about their career in healthcare. Learn about nursing as an Ochsner nurse reads the book "Nola the Nurse."
"Nola The Nurse" is written by Dr. Scharmaine L. Baker, NP.
Nola wants to be a nurse practitioner just like her mom. She has learned how to care for people of all ages and now visits her friends to heal their sick baby dolls. Along the way, she learns more about her culturally diverse world.
What is Nepris?
Nepris is a national web-based platform that bridges the gap between classroom learning and the workforce. Students who struggle to make the connection between classroom curriculum and career risk becoming disengaged. Teachers encounter barriers such as transportation costs and time restrictions when planning class field trips. Go to the Nepris website.
How is Ochsner using Nepris?
Ochsner employers frequently offer online industry chats on their topics of interest. Any teacher interested in the topic can sign up to join the video chat. On the other side, teachers can also submit requests. Education Outreach works with Ochsner employees to match teacher requests with employer expertise.
If you are an educator who would like to connect specifically with Ochsner medical professionals, please see attachment for further instructions.
What is the Ochsner Impact?
In partnership with GNO Inc. and the Louisiana Department of Education, Ochsner Education Outreach set out to encourage utilization on the Nepris system.
Without leaving their departments, Ochsner employees reached over 409 students in the 2016 – 2017 school year.
Nepris chat topics have included Hand Hygiene, Clinical Laboratory Science, Psychiatry, Radiology, Telemedicine, Hyperbaric Therapy, Diabetes Awareness and Prevention, Professionalism in Healthcare, Digestive Health, Donating Blood, and many more.
Watch Ochsner Nepris Sessions
A Day in the Life of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Talking with a Respiratory Therapist
Drones and Healthcare: The Future is Here