Misericordia University nursing camp provides introduction to career opportunities

The nursing camp is available for rising high school seniors.

(misericordia.edu) High school students recently participated in the Misericordia University Department of Nursing’s annual Nursing Career Exploration Camp in June, which enabled rising high school seniors to gain experience in the field of nursing through a mixture of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences.High school students interested in a career in nursing had the opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience at the three-day, two-night residential camp. Students learned about the profession and its many specialty fields, experienced the latest interactive technology in the simulation laboratory in John J. Passan Hall, met with nursing faculty and students, and toured clinical sites in the region.

“Camp participants experienced what it is like to be a real nurse in our new nursing simulation lab,’’ said Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Misericordia University Nursing Department. “It was a great opportunity for students who are interested in nursing to actually work with faculty and experience what nursing is all about before embarking on their college career.’’

For more information about the 2013 Misericordia University Nursing Career Exploration Camp in June, please contact Kathleen Gelso, MSN, RN, at (570) 674-6373 or at kgelso@misericordia.edu. Space is limited.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. The Misericordia University Nursing Career Exploration Camp is one of eight popular academic camps that MU offers every June. The university also offers opportunities in biology, business, chemistry/biochemistry, communications and media, English literature, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.