by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations
Each summer, hundreds of high school students descend on Cedarville University’s campus to participate in academic camps. Each camp provides attendees with unique opportunities to learn more about their field of interest.
This year, students attending Cedarville’s nursing camp will get a unique opportunity to tour the Jamestown Emergency Center to cap off their week of camp. The group will head to the facility on Friday, June 26, for an extensive site visit.
“We try to give the students a great hands-on experience,” said Angie Mickle, D.N.P., assistant professor of nursing and interim dean of the school of nursing. “In the past, we’ve taken the students to the emergency center at Miami Valley Hospital, but this year we had the opportunity to do something different.”
In addition to the emergency center, campers will also see the mobile intensive care unit (MICU), radiology center, physical therapy facility and family practice offices.
“This year, the students will get a glimpse of many different areas of nursing,” said Mickle. “We’re able to expand their exposure and show them there are many different types of careers in nursing.”
Opened in 2013, the Jamestown Emergency Center is a $6 million, 320,000--square-foot facility that includes 10 exam rooms, a medical laboratory and imaging center.
The campers will also be visited the Silvercreek and New Jasper Township Fire Departments, as well as the CareFlight medical helicopter. These opportunities will enable students to see the equipment used by emergency medical personnel in the field.
“More than anything, we want the students to leave here knowing that nursing can be a ministry opportunity,” said Mickle. “It’s more than just going out and practicing medicine; it’s a chance to reach people for Christ.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.