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Allen College holds summer nurse camp

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High school students getting a taste of what it's like to be a nurse this week.

It's a six week summer program hosted by Allen College.

Today, students learned about out patient surgery.

The main goal is to get kids interested in the medical field early.

"This program is very important because we want to encourage more young people to look at the nursing profession, we know that there is a national nursing shortage and we need nurses to come into the field, not only just for nursing but for every health career that's out there," said Dr. Doreen Mingo, Allen College.

Students will gain hands on experience by working with nurses and learning about the many medical careers.

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