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For Immediate Release
June 26, 2013

Camp Allows Students to Explore Health Care Careers at IPFW

Key Info

  • Dental Education, Nursing, Radiography Exploration Camp at IPFW until June 27
  • Provides a camp experience for students to explore health care careers
  • Collaboration with College of Health and Human Services, and Career Services as well as community partners
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FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Students are learning about health care opportunities at a special camp this week at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). Forty students are taking part in the IPFW Dental Education, Nursing, and Radiography (DENR) Exploration Camp, which runs until June 27 on the IPFW campus.

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the College of Health and Human Services, specifically the departments of Dental Education, Nursing, and Radiography have collaborated to provide summer enrichment experiences for high schools students residing in northeast Indiana.

The DENR Health Exploration Experience introduces students to a behind-the-scenes look at the life and activities of a healthcare provider and covers the requirements necessary for the students to pursue those majors upon matriculation to college. The students chose a career-field of interest prior to camp this week, with each day focusing on either dental education, nursing, or radiography. The camp concludes tomorrow for all participants with a recognition program, including CPR training from the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana.
 
“An investment in your future today is a profitable gain tomorrow,” said Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. “ODMA fosters career exploration programs such as DENR to increase the incidence of students pursuing science-related fields.”

The Dental Education, Nursing, and Radiography Health Exploration Experience is sponsored by the IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) in collaboration with the College of Health and Human Services, IPFW Career Services, and community partners CANI and Jobs for America’s Graduates. The camp was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center.

For more information, contact Riley at 260-481-6847 or rileyc@ipfw.edu.

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