Exploring Health Careers Camp
Join us for two, fun filled days, exploring Health Careers! This camp is designed to be interactive and provide lifelike experiences to increase awareness, interest, and understanding of health careers in our area.
This camp is a hands on learning experience to help students explore careers in health care and is being offered locally in Hampton and Forest City. The 1st day you will explore health careers through hands on activities throughout the day. The 2nd day, campers will be transported to the NIACC campus to spend the day in the NIACC Health Simulation Center. Campers will learn essential skills related to working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN), while exploring other opportunities in health care, as well.
We will teach you how to perform some essential job duties related to health careers and have some fun while you learn. Campers will put their learning into action in the state of the art Health Simulation Center. There campers will work with high fidelity manikins that breathe, blink, and are designed to build a health care practitioner’s confidence and competence in patient care. They have heart sounds, lung sounds and can talk as well. NIACC also utilizes the latest audio video technology to record these sessions for live viewing and playback. Campers will see how these situations play out on the big screen!
Campers will explore different pathways, locally at the respective locations above, through engagement with instructors from the field and hands on activities. Campers will get up close and personal with different instruments and gadgets the professionals use on a daily basis and see for themselves, what it would be like to pursue a career in the health care field!
Campers will meet at their respective locations locally and be transported to the NIACC Health Simulation Center, located in McCallister Hall on campus in Mason City. There, campers will get to, not only see the Sim Center, but also get to experience it first hand! Working with manikins that blink, talk, and dare I say, vomit?! These real life simulations and state of the art technology, will get campers talking, learning how to think on their feet, and get them excited in pursing a career in the health sciences meta major here at NIACC!
Face Coverings will be required in the Health Simulation Center on campus on Day 2. Face Covering will be provided.
North Iowa Area Community College will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. NIACC monitors the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and local health officials. The Exploring Health Careers Camp will be cancelled if the latest COVID-19 information indicates that is what is best for the students. Face coverings continue to be required when on campus and in the Health Simulations Center.