Volume 14 - Issue 5 - May 2006

Last week, a nurse educator at a local high school asked me to speak to her class. The prom was quickly approaching and many of her students had already been to tanning beds numerous times. The nurse educator was very concerned about her students’ behaviors. There were 15 students in the class – all girls. I expected to find out that two or three of these students had been to a tanning salon, but was shocked to learn that every single student in that health careers course with the exception of one (an olive-skinned Hispanic girl) had been actively tanning. Base