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Nursing

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Learn from nurses who have practiced in a variety of settings as they share their personal testimonies and ways that the art and science of nursing have grown their faith. See how a career in a medical profession such as nursing opens opportunities to minister to people on both physical and spiritual levels. Fellowship with nurses and fellow campers outside of the classroom setting and encourage each other in a love for science, medicine, and helping others.

Activities

  • Experience practice with clinical nursing skills such as vital signs, therapeutic communication, medication administration, CPR, first aid, as well as many others.
  • Learn from faculty who prepare our BJU nursing students in the fundamental sciences such as chemistry and A&P and interact with other members of the healthcare team such as EMS.
  • Learn how to interact as healthcare professionals.
  • Hear stories regarding emergency medicine from personnel and explore their equipment that they use daily.
  • Receive CPR certification.
  • POSSIBLY—experience advanced nursing skills such as IV insertion, infant care, and simulation scenarios.

Sample Schedule

Monday 8:30-11:30 a.m. Vital Signs and Hand Hygiene Lab (GH 303)
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-4:15 p.m. Body Mechanics/ Assistive Devices Lab (GH 303)
4:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner
5:30-7 p.m. Game Night with Nursing Faculty
Tuesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. Medication Lab
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-4:15 p.m. Injection Lab
4:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner
5:30-6:30 p.m. Ambulance Tour
Wednesday 8:30-11:30 a.m. AHA CPR
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-4:15 p.m. First Aid
4:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner
Thursday 8:30-11:30 a.m. “The Human Brain,” Medical Terminology, Pharmacology Intro
11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-4:15 p.m. Exercise Science Lab Tour; Jeopardy Tournament
4:30-5:30 p.m. Dinner

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

Supply List

Campers are welcome to wear scrubs they purchase.
It is preferable that campers wear pants during nursing camp as they will often will be on the floor, on stretchers, etc.
Two waiver forms.

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camp ends on Friday at noon. Check with your specific camp schedule about final presentations, performances or concerts that take place on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Girls: One-piece swimsuit or two-piece swimsuit covering the midriff are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Guys: Swim trunks are appropriate for optional swim times at the campus pool.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

Overnight Campers:

  • Twin bedding or a sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Towels and shower shoes
  • Bible

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Directors

Megan Lanpher

Megan Lanpher

Megan Lanpher began her career as a registered nurse in 2008 when she graduated from Western Carolina University with a BSN. She gained experience in critical care nursing while working in medical-surgical ICU, post-anesthesia care and ER for several years as well as in-home health and orthopedics. Since graduation from Vanderbilt University in 2012 with an MSN, she worked as an acute care nurse practitioner in a local nephrology practice before coming to teach at BJU. In addition to teaching full time at BJU, she continues to work PRN as an acute care nurse practitioner.

Kathryn Wampole

Kathryn Wampole

Kathryn Wampole worked in business administration for 15 years before she decided to pursue a career in nursing. She has her BSN from the University of South Carolina, MSN from Charleston Southern University, and recently completed her DNP from Liberty University. Her nursing experience before coming to teach at BJU includes High Risk Antepartum/Labor & Delivery, NICU, and In-patient Oncology and Palliative Care. In addition to teaching full time at BJU, she continues to work PRN in NICU and L&D.

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