UNMC College of Nursing - Scottsbluff holding summer camp for high school students

May 24, 2017 GMT

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing West Nebraska Division is holding a summer camp on June 14-15 in Scottsbluff for high school students interested in nursing careers and nursing students interested in being mentors.

Deadline for application is June 5.

The West Nebraska Division is one of five UNMC nursing divisions sharing a two-year, $665,266 grant to develop mentorship programs for high school students interested in pursuing careers in nursing. The “Nebraska Generation Link to Learn” grant is funded by the U.S. Health Resource Services Administration.

The grant funds ongoing mentorship, scholarship and clinical immersion activities at the five UNMC College of Nursing divisions in Scottsbluff, Norfolk, Lincoln, Kearney and Omaha. It connects high school students to nursing students and registered nurses with ongoing mentoring, shadowing and other activities throughout the school year.


The Scottsbluff summer camp will be held on campus and includes an overnight stay in the Western Nebraska Community College dorms. The program is free to Panhandle high school students and provides a $200 stipend for nursing student mentors for the camp. High school students are encouraged to invite a supporting adult to participate in the camp. A Spanish interpreter will be available if needed for the supporting adult.

Nursing instructors and students from community college and bachelor’s degree in nursing programs will share information about the nursing profession and experiences. Hands on activities will include sterile field training, computerized simulation with high-tech human patient simulators, health assessments, IVs, and casting.

Participants also will learn about the services of Air Link air ambulance service and Valley Ambulance Services, Inc. A free, four-hour shadow experience is required prior to the camp and is organized through the co-sponsor, Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center.

For application materials and more information in the Panhandle, contact Bobbi Hartshorn at (308) 632-0410, bhartshorn@unmc.edu Applications are also available at http://www.np-ahec.org/.