The Department of Nursing at Dickinson State University will host Nurse Camp on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Klinefelter Hall. Check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Nurse Camp is free and open to all students in the fifth and sixth grades, but pre-registration is required. The camp introduces students to the field of nursing by allowing them to participate in numerous hands-on activities in the areas of geriatrics, obstetrics, medical/surgical, emergency room, intensive care, critical care, sports injuries and operating room nursing as well as nursing education.
Students will work with DSU's human patient simulators and will have the opportunity this year to tour a life-size giant colon. The colon is 40 ft. long and 8 ft. tall and features computerized educational stations throughout the colon. The colon is sponsored by the Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Additionally, participants will receive a stethoscope and a Nurse Camp t-shirt.
Nurse Camp is organized by DSU nursing faculty and students and is designed to increase awareness of the knowledge needed to become a nurse in response to the growing international shortage of nurses.
To register for Nurse Camp, visit our website at www.dickinsonstate.edu/nursecamp to complete the online registration form. For additional information, contact Brenda Schaeffer at the DSU Department of Nursing at 701-483-2133.