Stanley, ND- The University of North Dakota (UND) Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Academy is a four day/three night camp held on the University of North Dakota campus. The Academy allows Jr. High students to learn what health care professionals do in FUN and INTERACTICE ways. Again this year, the Mountrail County Health Foundation sponsored eight local Stanley Jr. High students to attend. Pictured are Macee Jones, Colt Nohr, Jacob Littlefield, Kaydence Vachal, Penny Wolter, Jocelyn Vachal , Kyra Fox and Sunshine Whitney. They joined 80 other Jr. High students from across North Dakota.
“I have really enjoyed getting to attend Scrubs camp two years in a row,” say Jocelyn Vachal. “Thanks to Mountrail County Health Foundation, I’ve gotten to expand my horizons on the medical field in learning and becoming CPR certified and many other interesting things dealing with the medical education. I really have gotten to meet a lot of nice people and made lots of friends and wish that I could attend again. This camp is a week of experiences that will help you see if you want to follow a dream of a medical education. Best part its all hands on!!!”
The Scrubs Academy encourages middle school students from across North Dakota to pursue a career in healthcare. They participated in hands-on activities and received information related to a variety of healthcare professions. In addition to the experiences with healthcare professionals, the students were certified in Friends and Family CPR and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The Scrubs Academy serves as a mini-preparation program to strengthen academic skill sets associated with health disciplines, introduce adolescents to a higher education experience, and foster a relationship between the students and the University.