Day In The Life

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has developed a new program, free of charge, to introduce high school students to the opportunities available in pediatric health care. Areas included are emergency medicine, nursing, child life, pharmacy, pathology, radiology, rehabilitation services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as respiratory therapy.

2019 DATES

Tuesdays, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

February 5
April 2
June 4
September 17
December 3

Check-in starts at 12:15 p.m.


Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Third floor, Glow Auditorium
8200 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68114

Parking is available on the second floor of the Crossroads Mall parking garage.
Enter from 72nd Street just north of Dodge Street. Take a shuttle to main hospital.

This program will simulate a “day in the life” of a health care provider. Students will see first-hand the care provided to a pediatric patient by different providers in the hospital, as they work through a simulated case study. Students will witness the importance of communication and teamwork among caregivers. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the various health professions, education requirements and career paths.

Who is eligible for the program?

The program is intended for high school students age 16 and over. Pre-registration is required.

Register Online

Click “Register” under “Intro to Health Careers”. You may need to scroll down to find the event listed under February. Class registration closes 2 weeks before scheduled class date. If you have any questions, contact Nursing Education at 402-955-4582.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How old do I have to be to participate?

    This program is available to high school students age 16 or above.

    How far in advance do I need to register for the program?

    Class size is limited to 75 persons. Register as soon as you know you which session you want to attend.

    Where do I park when I attend this program?

    Event Parking is off campus: The parking location will be the second floor of the Crossroads Mall parking garage on 72nd Street just north of Dodge Street.

    Four “Arrow Stagelines” shuttles will pick up staff/students on the second-floor garage level. Please plan to take the shuttle labeled HOSPITAL. This shuttle will take you directly to the south/atrium entrance of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

    Enter through the lobby doors, take a right, and use the main hospital elevators to get to the third floor, then exit left to the Glow Auditorium for check-in.

    If you are coming with a large group from your school, and the school is providing a school bus/van for transportation, you may have your school bus driver drop you all off at our south/atrium entrance of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center (the entrance off 82nd and Dodge Street). The driver must park their vehicle at Crossroads Mall on the second level parking garage until the event is over.

    When is it necessary to provide documentation of a flu vaccination?

    Proof of a flu vaccination is required if you want to attend a program offered between Oct. 1 and March 30.

    If you are unable to provide documentation of a current up to date flu vaccination or you choose not to be vaccinated, you will be required to wear a surgical mask while participating in this program.

    What type of “hands-on” learning will be involved?

    None! The Intro to Health Careers Program provides a demonstration of pediatric patient care by many different healthcare providers.

    What should I do if I become sick on the day that I am scheduled for class?

    Please contact Nursing Education at 402-955-4582 and stay at home. There will be other program dates for you to attend and you can reschedule. If you arrive to class and are visibly ill, you will not be allowed to attend.

    What do I need to wear to this class?

    Shoes should be clean and in good repair.  No sandals or open-toed shoes.

    The following list of clothing will not be allowed at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center:

    • Denim jeans with rips, holes, or tears
    • Spandex
    • Tank tops (unless covered by a jacket), halter, or crop tops
    • Sundresses
    • Camouflage or fatigue-style clothing and military boots
    • Strapless, halter, “spaghetti” straps, off the shoulder, or low-cut blouses, shirts, sweaters, or dresses
    • Very short skirts or dresses
    • “See through” clothing or visible undergarments
    • House slippers or pajamas

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