Lake Regional Health System is accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Nursing Camp, scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22-24, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. The camp is designed for high school students and adults who are interested in pursuing nursing careers.
Throughout the three-day camp, participants will gain an understanding of nursing fundamentals as they visit nursing units, job shadow experienced nurses, learn about state-of-the-art equipment used daily by nurses and interact with staff. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and learn new critical thinking skills.
Students also will gain hands-on nursing experience in the interactive and challenging skills lab. Using the training equipment, they will learn the proper technique for inserting intravenous catheters, performing head-to-toe patient assessments, checking blood pressures and more.
The camp is free, but class size is limited. To download an application and additional information, visit lakeregional.com/events and click Summer Nursing Camp. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to Debra Koeninger, R.N., MSN, at Lake Regional Hospital by Monday, July 1. For more information, contact Koeninger at 573-302-2744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Regional Health System currently employs more than 400 nurses. In addition to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, the health system operates seven primary care clinics, 18 specialty clinics, an urgent care clinic, four satellite physical and cardiac rehab therapy sites, three retail pharmacies and home health services.