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Local High School Students Dive into Healthcare Careers at COM’s Summer Nurse Camp 

(Texas City, Texas) — Nearly 30 local high school students explored educational and career options in the nursing field during the second annual Summer Nurse Camp at College of the Mainland (COM). Held in partnership with CompassRN, the two-day camp allowed local high school students to learn about the various components of a nursing career through hands-on activities and demonstrations taught by COM faculty. 

Working alongside industry professionals, the camp is part of an ongoing effort to encourage students to pursue nursing to meet the critical job demand, particularly in the healthcare hub of the Houston/Galveston region. 

“We host the camp because it’s a great event to bring awareness to not only College of the Mainland but to the nursing profession,” said Debra Bauer, Director of Nursing at College of the Mainland. “So, we’re trying to cast the net out and let everyone know what an awesome profession it is and what a great program we have at College of the Mainland.” 

Activities included CPR demonstrations, labor and delivery demonstrations and an Anatomage Table [3D anatomy visualization and virtual dissection model] tournament. The camp also introduced students to campus life and encourages them to get an early start on their college journey. 

“This gives me a lot of experience and helps me know that this is what I want to do,” said Annabelle Beceria of Texas City High School. “I’m coming to COM after high school, and I’m going to get my nursing degree. Then I’m going to become a labor and delivery nurse.”  

Offering pathways of certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree, COM’s nursing program empowers graduates with the skills and knowledge needed for the health care field. 

Visit www.com.edu/academics/nursing/index.html to learn more about COM’s nursing program.