College of Nursing

Students as Health Counselors at EFY

7/30/2018 8:00:00 AM - Mindy Longhurst

Students from the nursing program help with EFY as counselors and health counselors.

The nursing program helps to prepare the students with certain qualifications to be able to become a health counselor. The responsibilities for the health counselors include at least a certification of an approved training program in practical nursing (i.e. CNA, MA, EMT, LPN or RN). Along with the certification of at least one year of work or college experience. In order to be a health counselor, you must be 21 years of age or older. There are usually two to three health counselors at each session of EFY. There are about 750 to 2500 youth participants per session at EFY.

Especially for Youth (EFY) is a weeklong LDS religious camp for youth. Brigham Young University hosts these events. EFY is currently being held in 18 different states nationwide. Combined, the nursing student counselors have worked in 14 different states.

The experiences that the youth and counselors receive while at EFY will be remembered for a lifetime. The experiences that they take with them will help the nursing students throughout their careers.

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