Thirteen individuals interested in pursuing nursing careers participated in Lake Regional Health System’s 2013 Summer Nursing Camp, held July 24-26 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.

Thirteen individuals interested in pursuing nursing careers participated in Lake Regional Health System’s 2013 Summer Nursing Camp, held July 24-26 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo.

 Throughout the three-day camp, participants gained an understanding of nursing fundamentals as they visited nursing units, job shadowed experienced nurses, learned about state-of-the-art equipment used daily by nurses and interacted with staff. 

Using training equipment, they also learned the proper technique for inserting intravenous catheters, performing head-to-toe patient assessments, checking blood pressures and more.

 In addition, participants toured the helicopter based at Lake Regional and visited departments throughout the organization. They also learned about the admissions process for nursing schools, as well as the importance of professionalism during the interview process for nursing programs.

 “It’s exciting to introduce students to the variety of opportunities that exist in the profession of nursing,” said Lake Regional Education Coordinator Debra Koeninger. “This nursing camp offers participants the experience to learn about the technical aspects of nursing, as well as the importance of providing quality, compassionate patient care.”

 For more information on becoming a nurse, or other ways to job shadow nurses, please contact Debra Koeninger, R.N., MSN, at 573-302-2744 or dmkoeninger@lakeregional.com. 

Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake area.

The system currently employs more than 400 nurses at the hospital, eight primary care clinics, 19 specialty clinics, two urgent care clinics and home health services.