RVCC Sets Summer Healthcare Career Program for High School Students

High school students interested in learning more about nursing or other healthcare careers are invited to attend a five-day program, Summer H.E.A.T (Healthcare Exploration and Training) 2015, sponsored by Raritan Valley Community College and Hunterdon Medical Center. Set for July 6-10, H.E.A.T. is designed to assist high school students in determining their career pathways by expanding their knowledge about healthcare professions. The program runs Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students attend an orientation and lab day at RVCC’s Branchburg Campus on July 6. During the orientation students receive instruction by RVCC nursing faculty in the nursing simulation lab and participate in an ophthalmic lab activity at the College. The next four days (July 7-10) are based at Hunterdon Medical Center under the supervision of RVCC nursing faculty and hospital professionals. Students shadow and interact with various professionals including nursing, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, dietary and respiratory therapy staff at the hospital. The $200 cost includes lunches and hospital uniforms. Limited, partial needs-based scholarship may be available. For additional information about the program and to obtain an application, email Alison Campoli at acampoli@raritanval.edu.