WNCC Seeking Actors to Portray Patients for Nursing Simulations

WNCC Seeking Actors to Portray Patients for Nursing Simulations
(Murphy/KNEB/RRN)
August 5th, 2022 | Scott Miller

A visit to a medical office usually ends with you paying the bill, but there’s an opportunity coming up later this year for you to get paid to be a patient, of sorts.

Western Nebraska Community College is seeking actors to play the roles of patients and family members in life-like simulations for the WNCC Nursing Program. 

Simulation Facilitator Amber Jacoby tells KNEB News the roles portrayed will be as varied as possible. “We would love to see, you know, building our program to have a patient in labor, or a patient having an anxiety attack, or just general patients to play and help our students portray being at that clinic and doing a head to toe assessment. So, really a full range of opportunities for actors to play a part in our nursing program,” said Jacoby.

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 6 starting at 10 a.m. in the Judy Chaloupka Theater on WNCC’s Scottsbluff Campus. All actors must be 18 or older, and comfortable with measurement of vital signs and simple, non-invasive medical procedures. These are paid positions and a background check is required.

The simulations will aid WNCC nursing students in gaining real-life experience in a controlled environment. If chosen, actors will attend training sessions in September to prepare for the simulations. 

To sign up for an audition time, visit go.wncc.edu/patientaudition

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