Blugold Beginnings begin with nursing

| Jan Adams

The Blugold Beginnings Biomedical and Kinesiology Summer Camp was held July 8 – 13, 2018 and campers began their weeklong adventure in the nursing building.

As part of the Biomedical and Kinesiology Camp, over 80 6th-12th grade students visited the College of Nursing and Health Sciences on Monday, July 9th to participate in a number of activities and interact with both student nurses and faculty members.

Small groups of students toured the building, visiting a variety of classrooms, clinic rooms and other areas of the facility. They also engaged in four clinical activities taught by four student nurses and four faculty members. The tasks included assessing body sounds, taking vital signs, specimen collection and an emergency simulation (CPR and stop the bleed).

Thanks to the following student nurses who shared their knowledge and enthusiasm for the nursing profession: Kara Plath, Michael Jaeb, Omid Razmpour, Rebecca Thomas, and Caitlin Umbreit. We also thank our faculty, Megan Lagunas, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor and Director of the Clinical Learning Center who developed the curriculum and worked with campers to collect specimens; Assistant Professor, Mohammad Alasagheirin, PhD, RN who showed campers how to assess body sounds; Professor Shelley-Rae Pehler, PhD, RN and Clinical Assistant Professor Gail Hanson Brenner MSN, RN who both helped students take vital signs; and Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Learning Center, Gunnar Larson who ran the emergency simulation.

During the rest of the week the campers attended programs and conducted experiments around the topics of athletic training, biology, psychology, anatomy, environmental public health, and veterinary science.

Watch a short slideshow of the day's activities