OU's School of Nursing to offer hands-on learning at Camp RN
The Oakland University School of Nursing will once again host its popular Camp RN@OU for youth in seventh through ninth grades this summer.
This two-week, pre-college summer program – designed to educate campers about opportunities available in nursing – will teach health care practices through classroom instruction, hands-on activities and two job shadowing opportunities at local hospitals.
"We want to give children a broader understanding of nursing," said academic adviser Kristina Aaron. "We want to teach those students who are interested in nursing what areas to study while in middle and high school to ensure success in college."
Participants will gain knowledge and experience in nursing forensics, pharmacology, clinical calculations, nutrition, and health and wellness, as well as obtain CPR and First Aid certification. They will also tour OU's campus, interact with nurses in a hospital setting and utilize the new physical assessment laboratory to learn about the human body.
"The interest generated for this camp every year is amazing," said SON Dean Kerri Schuiling. "This hands-on experience gives young, would-be nurses a small dose of what their future may entail."
The camp will take place in two sessions: June 18-29, and July 23 through Aug. 3. Seats are likely to fill up quickly as CAMP RN will accept only 50 participants this summer.
Qualifications to attend the camp include a 3.0 GPA, letters of recommendation and a personal statement identifying the student's goals for the future. For more information or to register for one of the Camp RN@OU sessions, contact Kristina Aaron at (248) 370-4482 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit oakland.edu/nursing and click on the "Camp RN Application" button.
To learn more about Oakland's summer programs and courses, view the website at oakland.edu/summer.
This two-week, pre-college summer program will teach health care practices through classroom instruction, hands-on activities and job shadowing opportunities at local hospitals.
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