Nurse Camp to be offered
Partnering with the University of Tennessee at Martin, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City is offering Nurse Camp to ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade students in Obion and Weakley counties. Nurse Camp is a summer day camp that exposes students to the healthcare industry, primarily nursing. According to James Caldwell, chief nursing officer at BMH-UC, “The goal of 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 Nurse Camp, students will learn about the educational requirements, skills, typical job duties and personal qualities of nurses. They will 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 interested in completing an application should contact their guidance counselors. By April 10, a committee of guidance counselors, UT-Martin faculty and staff from BMH-UC will select 45 students to participate. Fifteen 11th-grade students will participate June 2-6; ninth- and 10th-grade students will participate June 9-13 and 16-20. There are no fees.
For more information, call James Caldwell, chief nursing officer for BMH-UC, at (731) 884-8621.