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Healthcare Professionals Camp puts focus on careers at Edinboro University

07/08/2014

Future nurses, doctors and speech-language pathologists as well as students who would simply like to explore the many health-related career options can get hands-on experience while meeting peers with similar interests through Healthcare Professionals Camp, Aug. 3-7, at Edinboro University.

Built around the expertise of Edinboro University’s faculty and the unequaled quality of the University’s state-of-the-art facilities, the five-day residential camp also includes team-building activities that mirror the teamwork needed among healthcare professionals and medical field trips that will give students an up-close look at possible careers. 

In fact, said Amy Weschler, EdD, MSN, RN, assistant professor of Nursing, “This camp will expose students to experiences that may tap into skills and interests that they didn't realize that they have.”

Practicing on the EU Nursing Department’s high-tech human simulators, students will learn how to obtain basic data such as vital signs. As a bonus, they will take an official, practical step toward preparing for health careers by earning certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

And, Dr. Weschler said, “They will also get a taste of campus life and get to know some of the great people here that support the learning needs of our students.”

On the camp faculty along with Dr. Weschler is Cynthia Reyes, MS, CCC-SLP, clinic director of the Speech, Language and Hearing Department’s Governor George Leader Speech and Hearing Center.

“The need for skilled healthcare professionals is greater than ever, and this camp will capitalize on the growing interest in jobs in the medical field,” Reyes said. “Students with an interest in working with people in a medical context will find the information, inspiration, and innovation needed to develop this interest into a lifelong passion.”

Healthcare Professionals Camp will conclude a fun and engaging inaugural season of academic summer camps at Edinboro University. The camps have enabled high school students to immerse themselves in topics including business, crime scene investigation and media production while living on a university campus.

Building on these successful experiences and the enthusiastic response of participants, additional camps are being planned for the summer of 2015.

Online registration for Healthcare Professionals Camp and additional information are available at www.edinboro.edu/camps or by contacting Pablo R. Reyes at preyescruz@edinboro.edu or (814) 732-1738.