by Public Relations Office
July 21, 2003
Cedarville, Ohio - High schoolers with a desire to pursue a career in nursing are gathering at Cedarville University to learn nursing skills and get an overview of the health care profession.
Prospective nursing students - some from as far away as Alaska and California - are attending Cedarville University's inaugural Nursing Camp. During their stay the students will obtain instruction in basic first aid and CPR for health professionals. They will also gain practical experience in basic nursing skills, including taking blood pressure, temperature, and pulse readings.
The five-day camp, which runs from today through Friday, provides the students with an overview of career opportunities in the field of nursing. Camp organizers say it is a great way for the high schoolers to learn if nursing is something they will enjoy before they begin a college experience. The students are staying in Cedarville University's residence halls and participating in campus activities while learning new skills and exploring the health care profession.
The interest in this type of camp has been impressive. Janice Supplee, one of the coordinators, said, "I had a career counselor call me from Maryland. She was looking for a nursing camp to recommend to her students, and hadn't found anything on the East Coast. She was so excited about our camp and asked if I knew of other universities who offer one."
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