Western Dakota Tech hosts Scrubs Camp
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Healthcare careers are in demand both locally and nationally.
In order to encourage students, Western Dakota Tech hosts a “Scrubs Camp.” At the camp high school students learn about medical careers and do hands on activities. Activities include paramedic skills, back boarding, and injury safety.
They also watched demonstrations performed by instructors and WDT students. Demonstrations consisted of IV and flu shot administration, TB testing, and checking blood pressure and vital signs.
“We’re inviting them to ask questions and ask them what they want to do when they get out of school. We’re kind of being their cheerleaders, motivators, so this is really fun,” said nursing student, Melissa Horvath.
There were two sessions one that focused on nursing, paramedic careers, and lab work and the other showcasing dental, surgical, and health management.
Over 100 high school students signed up to be part of Scrubs Camp this year — making it one of the largest career exploration camps in the region
“I hope that they get an idea of what career they might be interested in,” said Suzanne Brandt, a nursing instructor.