GAINESVILLE – North Texas elementary school students are learning about the dangers of household poisons through a special program presented by North Central Texas College nursing students.
On Thursday, the NCTC students were at St. Mary’s School in Gainesville to present the program to several classes of young students.
NCTC fourth-semester nursing student Jordan Smith says the kids were receptive to the message.
:This is the first group that we’ve done for the schools and they were very receptive to the teaching we did,” she said. “They remember the (phone) number. We sent home a bunch of stuff for them including stickers with the phone number that they can show to their parents. We are hoping itwill be beneficial for them at home.”
Smith says the Dallas Center for Poison Control contacted NCTC to see if they would be willing to assist with poison control education in this area.
“(They) contacted us because we are nursing students and the northern area of Texas is very limited on the amount of resources that they have out here, so we are their resource out here for poison control and prevention programs,” she said.
The NCTC nursing students will be taking their message about poison prevention to schools in Gainesville, Muenster and Denton in the coming weeks.