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. Six Stanley students; Noah Rolfe, Jordan Larson, Caiti Hennessy, Jocelyn Vachal, Carissa Bieri and Luke Curren attended this year’s Academy last week compliments of the Mountrail County Health Foundation. They joined 56 other Jr. High students from across North Dakota.
“Scrubs Camp had great classes and we learned a lot about different medical related occupations,” says Carissa Bieri, “I definitely want to go back next year!”
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.