Now in its 12th year, Memorial's Teens Experiencing Nursing camp
will be July 15-18 at Memorial Medical Center.
The TEN program begins with an orientation and an overview of the
nursing profession. Participants will visit the hospital's Clinical
Simulation Center and Surgical Skills Lab, where students will learn
and practice basic nursing skills.
Students will also have the opportunity to job shadow and
interact with nursing staff on several nursing units at Memorial,
including maternity, dialysis, emergency, intensive care and the
Regional Burn Center.
"We're looking for qualified and motivated high school students
with a strong interest in pursuing a nursing career," said Kristin
Blake, Memorial Health System's coordinator for career planning.
"TEN camp gives students the opportunity to personally experience
nursing education and nursing practice."
TEN camp is limited to 30 students. Campers are expected to
attend all four days of the camp and may not leave the camp for any
reason other than a family emergency.
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Students will need to complete an application, which includes a
school counselor reference, written permission from parents or
guardians, and an essay explaining why they want to become a nurse.
The deadline for applications is April 5. Printable applications
are available at
MemorialCareers.com under the link labeled "High
School Programs" on the left.
For additional information, contact Memorial's Talent Planning
Department at 217-788-4972.
Memorial Medical Center, 701 N. First St., is a not-for-profit,
community-based hospital in the Illinois Medical District at
Springfield. For more information about Memorial Medical Center,
[Text from file received from
Memorial Medical Center]