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Local health care professionals teaching students about nursing

WILMINGTON -- In the next few years the US will be short about 1.2 millions nurses. In Wilmington health care professionals are doing something about it now. This week UNC-Wilmington is teaming up with New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Coastal Area Health Education Center to get more students interested in nursing. Fifteen 8th and 9th graders are spending the week learning about different types of nurses and what they do. The dean of nursing for UNCW has high hopes for the students participating. School of nursing dean Virginia Adams said, "The first is they are so motivated to go to college that's first. The second is to most certainly establish a career in nursing and then to go onto graduate school." Tuesday the campers will dissect a cow eye and pig heart. If your child is interested in the camp they can talk with their high school counselor about attending next year.

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