Everyone has a story about how they decided to become a nurse, but here is one that caught my eye on Nurse.com: Trinitas Regional Medical Center of Elizabeth, New Jersey has utilized the format of a summer day camp in order to show high school students the merits of a career in nursing. The week-long camp allowed students to shadow nurses, observe patient care, visit various areas of the hospital, and learn preliminary facts about the medical field. The program is entering its fourth year.
It is exciting to see high school students consider nursing education programs. Becoming a registered nurse is a very practical goal in today's economy considering the projected growth for nursing. Being able to see what nursing is like in a real-time, hands-on environment certainly places students who attended the camp a step ahead in considering their future careers.
If you live in Union County, New Jersey and you have a high school student who has an interest in the nursing field, information about the camp can be obtained by calling Lisa Liss, Director of Volunteer Services, at 908-994-5164. More information is also available online.