Nurse in Action | Methodist College - Peoria, IL

Nurse in Action

Visit Methodist College and be a Nurse in Action!

Are you interested in a nursing career but want to ensure that nursing is right for you? Take a sneak peek at what your future can hold with the Methodist College Nurse in Action Program! Spend a day with Methodist College students and experience what it's like to be on the path to a career in nursing.

What Can I Expect?

You will observe both student nurses and professional RNs at work, and you will have the opportunity to ask them questions about their job and their education. You will spend the day in a clinical setting at UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital, visiting patient rooms and shadowing your student nurse as he or she provides patient care.

In addition, you will enjoy lunch with students and discover the educational and social environment that surrounds a nursing student.

How Can I Participate?

Sessions are held during the college semester on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. at UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital. Participants must be at the hospital no later than 8:45am. It is important that you display promptness and reliability by arriving at the agreed upon time.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age or older, with an interest in pursuing a career in health care. Participants must complete the Nurse In Action Participant Sign-up prior to the visit. In addition, students will have to complete a confidentiality waiver upon arrival at the hospital. Please dress comfortably and professionally with low-heeled, closed-toe shoes. You must behave in a courteous manner at all times. Cell phone usage during the shadowing session is prohibited.

To request a time for Nurse in Action e-mail Ginny Fletcher at If you have additional questions about the Nurse in Action Program at Methodist College, please call (309) 672-5508.