Nursing Discovery Day opens girls' eyes to medical careers

April 28, 2012 7:53:45 PM PDT
Girls interested in medical careers learned a little about what it takes to be a nurse Saturday.

The Harris County Hospital District hosted dozens of Girl Scouts for Nursing Discovery Day.

The scouts took blood pressure and pulse readings on each other at El Franco Lee Health Center in southwest Houston.

It wasn't all fun and games, though. They talked to career nurses about serious health care issues and the challenges of the profession.

Each girl received a nurse's cap and certificate at the end of the program.