The MultiCare Health System Nurse Camp celebrates 10 years this week, introducing a new class of 100 students from area high schools interested in the nursing profession.
On Thursday, July 18, 30 students, including 10 from Puyallup high schools, performed job shadows in various areas of the Dally Tower as part of the Good Samaritan Day.
Kenzie McNeel, 17, a senior at Puyallup High School, job shadowed in the special care nursery, part of the Family Birth Center.
"I'm observing nurses, asking lots of questions and getting more insight on what they do," McNeel said.
McNeel has volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital as part of the Medical Explorers when it was managed by the hospital. She said in a few weeks she will start as a regular volunteer at the hospital independent of the Medical Explorers.
"It make people happy," McKeen said. "Being here as a volunteer brightens people's day."
McNeel plans to attend University of Washington and enter the pre-medical program.
Look for more on the Nurse Camp in the July 24 edition of the Herald.
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