Taylorville Memorial Hospital is accepting applications for a free, three-day summer camp for high school students interested in a nursing career.
The camp, called Teens Experiencing Nursing (TEN), will be held July 7-9 at the nonprofit community hospital.
The program begins with an orientation and an overview of the nursing profession. Participants will take a field trip to the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, where they’ll work in the Simulation Center to learn and practice basic nursing skills.
Students will also have the opportunity to job shadow nurses and other clinical staff and visit several departments and nursing units, including emergency, acute care, laboratory, operating room and radiology/nuclear medicine.
“TEN Camp participants receive a hands-on opportunity to experience nursing education and nursing practice,” said Jackie Broaddus, human resources representative with Taylorville Memorial Hospital. “We’re looking for the best and brightest high school students interested in pursuing a nursing career.”
TEN Camp will be limited to 10 to 15 students. Campers are expected to attend all three days of the camp and may not leave the camp for any reason other than a family emergency.
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 24. Printable applications are available at MemorialCareers.com under the link labeled “High School Programs” on the left or by visiting TaylorvilleMemorial.org. For additional information, contact Raedena Ryan, executive director of Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation, at 217-824-1651.