Students get a head start on careers at Camp Bones

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Some local students are using their summer break to get a head start on their careers.

High school students from eight counties are gaining experience in healthcare by attending Camp Bones, sponsored by the nursing department at UNCW.

The teenagers work with faculty members to learn some of the daily activities, like taking a patient's blood pressure.

"It makes me feel like I'm doing the right thing, like it's something I'm meant to do," said camp attendee Khadijah Glover.  "I feel like it's preparing me, and seeing that it's something that I'm interested in, it doesn't feel like it's too hard or too complicated or something that's not worth it."

Students are taught 24 different skills at the camp and must pass a test in order to complete the course.

For more information about Camp Bones, click here.

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