Lake Regional Health System accepting applications for the 2012 Winter Nursing Camp

Lake Regional Health System is accepting applications for the 2012 Winter Nursing Camp, scheduled 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 27-28, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. The camp is designed for high school students and adults who are interested in pursuing nursing careers.

Throughout the two-day camp, participants will gain an understanding of nursing fundamentals as they visit nursing units, job shadow experienced nurses, learn about state-of-the-art equipment used daily by nurses and interact with staff. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and learn new critical thinking skills.

Students also will gain hands-on nursing experience in the interactive and challenging skills lab. Using the training equipment, they will learn the proper technique for inserting intravenous catheters, performing head-to-toe patient assessments, checking blood pressures and more.

The camp is free, but class size is limited. To download and print an application and additional information, click here. Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to Beth Pettitt, R.N., BSN, BSBA, at Lake Regional Hospital by Monday, Nov. 26. For more information, contact Pettitt at 573-348-8060 or