SCC to hold Camp Scrubs nursing camp this summer

May 07, 2014

St. Charles Community College will hold Camp Scrubs, a nursing camp for middle school students, this summer. The camp will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 28-Aug. 1.

Camp Scrubs is designed to give campers a feel for nursing and other healthcare fields. Participants will learn many real world skills including how to use a stethoscope and how to test pulse, blood pressure and vital signs through use of a Human Patient Simulator.

“We want to show students that nursing is more than giving medications and bed baths,” said Amy Fitzwilliam, SCC program coordinator. "It has some very exciting aspects."

A trip to an area hospital will give participants a firsthand look at their possible future career. The behind the scenes tour will include a look at life in the ER.

“Through hands-on activities and working on state-of-the-art Human Patient Simulators our SCC Nursing Department will give students an exciting glimpse into the nursing and healthcare fields,” Fitzwilliam said.

The camp also includes a focus in healthy living, as students will learn about the importance of eating right, the power of exercise, the world of science and the heart.

The registration fee of $185 includes a pair of scrubs and a stethoscope to keep, instruction and materials, and transportation for the field trip to the hospital. Due to the hands-on nature of the program, space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Camp Scrubs will be held at the SCC Nursing and Allied Health Center located at 1 Academy Place in Dardenne Prairie, and will be run by SCC nursing professors.  

To register, call 636-922-8233 or register online at stchas.edu/learnforlife. For more information, call Amy Fitzwilliam at 636-922-8335. 

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

The LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, located at #1 Academy Place in Dardenne Prairie, is a 69,000-square-foot building owned by Lindenwood University. In 2013, St. Charles Community College entered into an agreement with Lindenwood to move SCC’s Associate Degree Nursing program, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Health Information Technology and health occupation programs into 26,000 square feet of building space leased from Lindenwood. The building houses SCC’s Nursing and Allied Health office, a state-of-the-art simulation lab and a “virtual hospital” that can offer concurrent simulations.

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