Fond du Lac, Wis. — Marian College and Agnesian HealthCare will offer their fourth annual Summer Nurse Camp in June.
Students currently in 10th and 11th grades who have an interest in nursing and would like to learn more about the profession are encouraged to apply.
The camp will be held Monday through Thursday, June 12–15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided each day.
“In this time of a nursing shortage it is important to nurture an interest among young people and to assist them to understand and gain a positive perception of the nursing profession,” says Nancy Noble, Marian associate professor of nursing and one of the camp coordinators.
“We are excited to bring high school students together to see firsthand the importance of the nursing profession and the tremendous personal satisfaction that nurses experience as they provide quality care to their patients,” says Norma Tirado, Agnesian HealthCare vice president of Employee Services and Organizational Development. “By working collaboratively with Marian, participants will be able to learn more about the educational and healthcare opportunities available to them within this community.”
The camp will be an intensive immersion experience, with hands-on opportunities in a nursing skills lab and job shadowing with a registered nurse at St. Agnes Hospital. The camp will include instructional sessions on various nursing topics and time to talk with nurses from different specialties. All campers will receive First Aid and CPR certification.
Brochures and applications are available from guidance counselors at local high schools. The camp will be limited to 20 students on a first come, first-served basis. The only cost to students is a $25 reservation fee. This was made possible by a grant from Northeastern Wisconsin Area Health Education Center.
Those interested in more information may contact Noble, (920) 923-8771, or Marian’s Admissions Office, (920) 923-7650, for an application.
Marian College is a Catholic applied liberal arts college located in Fond du Lac, Wis. The college offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus, and a variety of adult accelerated-degree programs in facilities throughout Wisconsin. The size of the College permits a very favorable student–faculty ratio, one of the lowest among Wisconsin colleges. Marian’s six academic divisions offer programs of study designed to meet a full range of pre-professional and professional academic needs. The primary divisions and programs include business, education, the arts, sciences, nursing and technology. Marian College is a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.
Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes Sponsorship Ministry (CSASM), Agnesian HealthCare is a locally-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare system. More than 2,500 employees and physicians make up the backbone of Agnesian HealthCare, which includes Consultants Laboratory, Fond du Lac Regional Clinic, Fond du Lac Surgery Center, St. Agnes Hospital, St. Francis Home, Waupun Memorial Hospital and Agnesian HealthCare Enterprises.