From Jump Rope to Stethoscope

From Jump Rope to Stethoscope

Program dates:
October 5, 2017 - May 3, 2018

 Application available:
August 17 - September 17, 2017

Health Career Explorers

Eligibility Requirements:

Offered to current 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students above the age of 14 located in the Central Virginia area. Proof of recent immunizations and $45 participation fee required for accepted students. 

Program Description:

Health Career Explorers introduces high school students to careers in health care through experiential learning and monthly workshops.

Application Requirements:

For consideration to the program, students must complete the online application, including a personal statement as to why they wish to attend this program, and submit a teacher recommendation form.

Program Contact Information: 

Karen Hill-Holliday at (804) 827-1702 or karen.hill@vcuhealth.org
Theresa A. Erichsen  at (804) 628-0249 or Theresa.Erichsen@vcuhealth.org
 

2017 Program Descriptions

MEM Health Career Camp (Rising 9th Graders only)

Mary Elizabeth Mahoney (MEM) was the first African-American nurse in the U.S., and was known for a long and successful career composed of hard work, advocacy and dedication. This summer camp invites rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to explore nursing as a potential career. The camp also discusses shortages in other health care professions areas as well.

The application process to the camp is competitive. To be considered, students are required to complete an online application, personal statement and FJR2S Recommendation Form If accepted to the program, students must submit proof of current immunizations, a screening test for tuberculosis (PPD) and a program fee (price TBD).  Rolling admissions; the application will close as the program reaches capacity.

For more information about the program, please contact program coordinators: 
Karen Hill, R.N., at (804) 827-1702 or karen.hill@vcuhealth.org 
Theresa  A. Erichsen RN BSN LCCE FACCE IBCLC, at (804) 628-0249 or theresa.erichsen@vcuhealth.org

 

Nursing Explorations

Nursing Explorations is a three-day program designed to introduce participants to VCU as a college choice and to focus on career opportunities in nursing.  This workshop typically includes a VCU Health campus tour, a hospital tour, and topics on various nursing careers. The program is offered to current high school 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Proof of recent immunizations and participation fee required for accepted students. 

For consideration to the program, students must complete the online application, including a personal statement as to why they wish to attend this program and submit a teacher recommendation form.

For more information about the program, please contact program coordinators: 

Karen Hill-Holliday at (804) 827-1702 or karen.hill@vcuhealth.org
Theresa A. Erichsen  at (804) 628-0249 or Theresa.Erichsen@vcuhealth.org
Marisa Cosco Taylor at (804) 827-0046 or coscomm@vcu.edu

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