Former Grey’s Anatomy star makes local appearance

Surely you’ve heard of iPods and iPads, but have you ever heard of iStan?

PSU_CD_MtAlto408.JPGMeet iStan, a state-of-the-art mannequin that moves, breathes, lives, dies and does everything like a real person. His foray into stardom is associated with a television appearance on ABC’s popular drama Grey’s Anatomy. But more recently he garnered attention from students in Philadelphia high schools, courtesy of Penn State.


On Monday, Penn State Mont Alto’s nursing program took to the road in its 32-foot Winnebago that doubles as a mobile simulation laboratory to introduce students to careers in healthcare. Accompanied by iStan, the crew visited local high schools and gave students a taste of what it’s like to work in health-related professions. Check out some of these awesome photos!


Students at Cardinal Dougherty High School getting ready to board the mobile simulation lab…











Elisa Kendell, a nursing faculty member, shows students from the Health Academy at Abraham Lincoln High School how to check vital signs.

If you’re interested in going into a nursing or healthcare-related field, Penn State offers a ton of options. You may want to start by checking out our related majors at 


Our  School of Nursing also offers 2- and 4-year programs, and opportunities for study are available at Penn State campuses throughout the state.

Kudos to Penn State Mont Alto and the Philadelphia Recruitment Center for teaming up to put on such a great event!


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