Poverty Simulation Held for Students


Bethel University’s Department of Nursing and Division of Human Services hosted a poverty simulation on Thursday, Sept. 12, where students were given the opportunity to assume life situations of individuals living at the poverty level. Students were given specific situations and varying amounts of income and had to “make things work” the best they could with the resources they had. Here, nursing student Kayla Watson (sitting), serving as the banker, assists nursing student Katelyn Wood of Dyersburg (standing), one of many students who had assumed the role of an impoverished individual.