Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City offered its Crash Course Nurse Camp to area high school students June 1-5 and July 6-10. Forty-four students participated.
Crash Course Nurse Camp is a summer day camp that exposes students to the healthcare industry, primarily nursing. According to Lori Brown, chief nursing officer at BMH-UC, "The goal of Crash Course Nurse Camp is to promote the nursing profession to young people so that they select appropriate high school course work and can begin setting goals for their future careers."
During Crash Course Nurse Camp, students learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of nurses. They participate in interactive, hands-on activities that highlight the skills, equipment, technology and resources used by nurses and other health professionals.
The application process includes a student application, short essay, counselor recommendation and teacher recommendation. Students in home school settings may submit letters of recommendation from community members. Students interested in completing an application should contact their guidance counselors or visit www.crashcoursecamp.com.
For more information, call Lori Brown, chief nursing officer for BMH-UC, at 884-8619 or visit www.crashcoursecamp.com.
Photo Caption: During Crash Course Nurse Camp at BMH-Union City, participants heard from Hospital Wing staff.