Academic camp allows high school students to explore careers in nursing

Call Professor Gelso at 570-674-6373 to register for the 2014 camp.

High school students participated in the annual Misericordia University Nursing Career Exploration Camp in June which enabled rising high school seniors to gain experience in the field of nursing through a mixture of clinical, laboratory, classroom and field experiences.

 The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. Misericordia University offers nine popular academic camps every June in biology, business, chemistry-biochemistry, communications and media, English literature, nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and teacher education.
High school students interested in a career in nursing get an opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience at the three-day, two-night residential camp. Students learned about the profession and its many specialty fields, experience the latest interactive technology in the simulation laboratory in John J. Passan Hall, meet with nursing faculty and students, and tour clinical sites in the region.
“Camp participants experienced what it is like to be a real nurse in our nursing simulation lab,’’ said Cynthia Mailloux, Ph.D., chairwoman of the Misericordia University Department of Nursing. “It was a great opportunity for students who are interested in nursing to actually work with faculty and experience what nursing is all about before embarking on their college career.’’
For more information about the 2014 Misericordia University Nursing Career Exploration Camp next June, please contact Kathleen Gelso, M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor of nursing, at (570) 674-6373 or at Space is limited. For more information about the Misericordia University Nursing Program, please log on to
High school students recently participated in the annual Misericordia University Nursing Career Exploration Camp. Participating in the camp, first row from left, are Katie Ridgell, Manchester, Md.; Angel DeMaio, Bushkill, Pa.; Lauren Kubler, Hillsdale, N.J.; Mendi Chen, Columbus, Ohio; Olivia Garcia, Oyster Bay, N.Y.; Amy Webster, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Colleen Cherry, Downington, Pa.; second row, Olivia Paulin, Denville, N.J.; Emily Ribick, Douglassville, Pa.; Haylee Boswell, Harrisburg, Pa.; Samantha Garvey, Hunlock Creek, Pa.; Kathy Gelso, M.S.N., R.N., assistant professor of nursing; Melanie Piser, Middletown, Del.; Marisa Aldridge, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Maura O’Malley, Voorhees, N.J., and Kate Varallo, Doylestown, Pa.