Summer Nursing Camp Gives High School Students Up-Close Look at Nursing Profession

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

July 14, 2004 – High school students interested in careers in nursing have an opportunity to get an up-close look at the profession during the second annual Nursing 2020 Southeastern Missouri Summer Nursing Camp being held this week at Southeast Missouri State University.

Twenty high school students from across Missouri are attending the camp, which began July 12 and runs through July 15. Students participate in experiential hands-on labs, engage in academic enrichment opportunities, and shadow nursing professionals at Saint Francis Medical Center, Southeast Missouri Hospital and Missouri Delta Medical Center.

The program allows students to learn clinical skills and various nursing roles. Participants will learn about obstetrics, neonatal care, dialysis, diabetes management, nursing ethics, anatomy, vital signs and eating disorders.

The camp is sponsored by Nursing 2020, Southeastern Missouri, a coalition of several Southeastern Missouri health care organizations and schools which educates the public and interested students about nursing career opportunities and resources available for nursing education. Facilitating the workshop is the Southeastern Missouri Area Health Education Center (SEMO-AHEC).