Blacksburg, Virginia, August, 2013 LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, with the support of the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association, is once again offering a nursing career camp for area high schools students. The camp will be held September 14 and 15 and will provide hands-on experience in the healthcare field.

The students will explore the different disciplines of nursing such as the registered nurses’ role in obstetrics and oncology, the role of an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the emergency department, and the role of a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) in the operation room.  Activities for the weekend camp also include isolating DNA cells extracted from cheek cells, learning how to perform stitches and interacting with computerized mannequins in various simulated scenarios at Radford University’s Nursing Simulation Lab.

The camp is open to any high school junior or senior. Applicants will be required to write a short essay about why they are interested in a nursing career. Sixteen applicants will be selected to attend the nursing camp this fall. The deadline to apply is August 19, 2013.  For more information, contact Diane Gully at 540-443-3932.

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