GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Dozens of sophomores and juniors from District 51 high schools took a trip to visit Community Hospital Thursday.
Students interested in the medical field went to see what it’s like working in a fast paced hospital.
"I’ve always wanted to go into nursing,” said Katlyn Muller, Junior at Fruita Monument High School.
Staff hosted three different scenarios all surrounding a fake car crash caused by texting and driving.
"It's kind an eye-opener to see what really goes on here,” said Kylie Babeon, 10th grader at Palisade High School.
"This is really a great opportunity to get a firsthand look at that prior to making those important life decisions,” said Karen Martsolf, Director of Communications at Community Hospital.
District 51 high school students went through a handful of life-like sessions.
"I love helping people and I think that kind of rush of adrenaline and finding something new every day is really awesome,” said Babeon.
From the emergency department to radiology, then to labor and delivery.
"I guess you don't realize the importance of it and how difficult it could be,” said Muller.
“I think it's an awesome opportunity to kind of see what goes on in a hospital,” said Babeon.
It's hands-on experience in real-world situations.
"It gives me an idea of what I could be going into so I’m not going in blind, I was born two months premature and spent six weeks in the NICU [newborn intensive care unit] after I was born, so NICO and nursing just has a special place in my heart,” said Muller.