NDSCS hosted the first-ever HEART (Healthcare, Education, Adventure, Research and Tours) Camp July 10-12 in collaboration with Sanford Health and M State. The camp was open to high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates interested in health careers and wanting to further explore career options that require a two-year degree.
This innovative camp provided participants a ‘behind the scenes’ look into many health career fields. Participants were able to explore health-focused academic programs through hands-on activities and then were able to experience the careers in an actual clinic, lab, and hospital setting with current healthcare professionals. “We are so fortunate to have Sanford as a partner. We are able to provide incoming students the opportunity to experience what they’ll be learning in our allied health areas, but because of Sanford’s partnership they actually get to engage with current professionals in real-world healthcare settings,” said NDSCS Vice President for Student Affairs and Strategy, Dr. Jane Vangsness Frisch.
Students were able to tour, learn and experience hands-on activities in various career paths including Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assisting, Pharmacy Tech, Emergency Medical Services, Cath Lab: CVT/I/Surgical Tech/Radiological Tech, Medical Laboratory/Phlebotomy, Dental Assisting/Hygiene, and Health Information.
The following students participated in Heart Camp 2022:
- Brooke Davis, Wyndmere Public School – Grade 12
- Nevaeh (Ashe) Rosenbury, Central Cass, Grade 11
- Alexandria Lade, Central Cass, Grade 11
- Madison Cameron, Battle Lake Public School, Grade 11
- Josie Johnson, Breckenridge High School, Grade 12
- Hadley DeTienne, Stanley High School, Grade 12
- Maddison McCarthy, Powers Lake High School, Grade 12