High schoolers learn nursing skills at Warren Campus

high school nursing studentsStudents from 12 high schools participated in the inaugural Nursing Camp at the Warren Campus in July.

“We involved senior nursing students into the curriculum as active leaders and educators,” said Andrea Shaw, the Associate Department Chair of Nursing at Davenport University’s Warren Campus.

“The students learned skills from critical thinking to hands-on tasks such as assessment of vital signs, injections and bedside procedures,” Shaw said.

Angelique Ware, who is earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, was one of the student volunteers at the camp.

“My roles were to help facilitate an exciting learning environment for the high school students,” Ware, a senior from Rochester Hills, Michigan, said. “I helped run the simulation labs, taught basic skills like taking vital signs and physical assessments. I made me feel good that I could share my passion for nursing with an audience that was eager to learn and craved advice.”

Participants came from:

  • Novi High School
  • Dearborn High School-Michael Berry Career Center
  • Fordson High School-Michael Berry Career Center
  • Utica Academy for International Studies
  • Utica High School
  • Farmington High School
  • L’Anse Creuse High School-North
  • Catherine of Siena Academy
  • Eisenhower High School
  • Edsel Ford High School
  • De La Salle Collegiate
  • Lake Shore High School

DU will host the camp again in 2018. High school juniors, seniors and recent grads can fill out an application if interested in attending.


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