Nineteen incoming junior and senior high school students graduated last week from the 17th annual Marian University and St. Agnes Hospital Nurse Camp after experiencing hands-on learning opportunities at the hospital.
The four-day camp, supported by a donation in memory of Dr. Ruth Willmington that allows attendees to participate at no cost, exposed students to a nursing skills lab and other simulations, as well as instructional sessions led by nurses with varying specialties covering an array of health-related topics.
Students also received a tour of different areas of St. Agnes Hospital and had the opportunity to shadow the hospital’s registered nurses. They received First Aid and CPR instruction and were shown how paramedics and emergency personnel operate in lifesaving situations.
“The camp gave them an opportunity to really observe what nurses do in a variety of settings,” said Camp Coordinator and Marian Associate Professor of Nursing Nancy Noble. “They showed great enthusiasm for the camp and for nursing as a career choice.”
Pictured – front row: Delany Stelsel, Liliann Nevarez, Brianna Brandner, Amber Hager, Leah Maas; middle row: Torry Davia, Taylor Ryan, Kayla Fuher, Kristina Hahn, Claudia Brinkley, Maggie Zirbes, Nikki Senoracki; back row: Ben Westerman, Lauren Weber, Jayden Riley, Auden Pearson, Josephine Felzer, Nicholas Johnston.