On Tuesday, July 10, 23 campers enrolled in PharmCamp paid a special visit to the University of Arizona College of Nursing as part of an interdisciplinary activity with our Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE) students. In a win-win situation, the nursing students got a chance to give back to the community, and the PharmCamp kids learned about the role nurses play in health care. After campers toured the College of Nursing and participated in simulation lab activities in the Steele Innovative Learning Center (SILC), some of them expressed interest in pursuing a future career in nursing.
“It was amazing to have the opportunity to share the knowledge I have gained during my first year of nursing school with such enthusiastic and intelligent students!” says third-semester senior in the BSN program, who interacted with the campers. “A handful of the PharmCamp students ended their day at the College of Nursing with a newfound interest in nursing and I am proud to have played a part in inspiring them.”
A successful annual community outreach program conducted by the UA College of Pharmacy, PharmCamp introduces 800 diverse middle school students from Southern Arizona to a one-week experience of supervised activities and workshops, laboratory exercises, presentations and discussions, field trips and visits.