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Nursing Program offers first ever camp

Camp WLC: Heroes for Health introduces students to the joys and challenges of a career in professional nursing

Date Posted: July 21, 2008 

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College's new nursing program is sponsoring its first ever nursing camp, Camp WLC: Heroes for Health, July 21-25. The camp is geared toward middle school students who have a strong interest in science.

During the five-day camp students will be taught CPR certification, first aid and infection control, introduced to taking vital signs and given off-site tours of clinical settings.

"Our goal is to introduce these young students to the joys and challenges of a career in professional nursing while giving them a college experience in a fun atmosphere – all in the context of Christian service," says Rebekah Carey, director of nursing.

With the growing need for more nurses, as well as the critical need for more nurse educators, Wisconsin Lutheran College added a bachelor of science in nursing to its list of degrees offered after receiving approval from the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, Board of Nursing in 2007.

Two schools in the area with a strong emphasis on science, Milwaukee Academy of Science and Dr. George Washington Carver Academy of Mathematics and Science, are excited about the opportunity to further educate young students in the nursing field. "These schools have encouraged students to enroll in the camp. We are looking forward to broadening their knowledge base of nursing throughout the week," adds Carey.

For more information about Camp WLC: Heroes for Health visit www.wlc.edu/nursing or to schedule a visit during the camp, call (414) 443-8790.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a four-year, Christian liberal arts college located on the west side of Milwaukee.