Upcoming Peru discover nursing camp

PERU, Ind. — A partnership between Ivy Tech Community College, North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, and Dukes Memorial Hospital will allow area youth to learn more about nursing careers. The 2013 Peru Discover Nursing Camp will be July 8 and 9.

2013 Summer Camp includes:

  • Getting hands-on experience using nursing equipment
  • Practicing various nursing skills such as taking blood pressure and pulses and using glucometers
  • Visiting hospital departments and services
  • Experiencing the excitement of nurses in action
  • Job shadowing nurses on duty
  • Meeting college nursing faculty, students, and graduates
  • Discovering the growing need for nurses
  • Exploring numerous careers available in nursing
  • Learning first aid through training
  • Receiving a free stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and a T-shirt

Students interested in applying are encouraged to see their high school guidance counselor or contact Jennifer Hughes at 765-459-0561, ext. 283 or jhughes32@ivytech.edu. Enrollment is limited. There is a $20 fee to participate, but scholarships are available.

The North Central Indiana Area Health Education Center works to increase awareness among minority, rural, and disadvantaged students about potential healthcare careers.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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