High School Students "Nurse" Their Careers During A Unique Summer Camp
Charleston County School District's School-to-Careers Office and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) again teamed up to sponsor the Nursing Your Career Summer Nursing Camp! This year marked the eighth year of this innovative extended learning opportunity, and sixteen female students from various high schools attended this year's three-day interactive camp on June 16-18. Throughout the camp, the young aspiring medical professionals benefited from presentations led by MUSC trauma nurses and networked with a variety of health care professionals and students from other schools.
The camp offered insight into the exciting world of medical careers, while it also provided lessons that the students could immediately apply. The students learned skills in the new Simulation Lab in MUSC's School of Nursing and also were able to job shadow in two different departments in the hospital. The curriculum also included CPR/AED certification classes. The camp ended with a stethoscope ceremony and celebration, which parents were invited to attend.