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Here's how Genesis is recruiting the next generation of nurses

Students between 9th and 12th grades participate in mock exercises to learn what working in the nursing field is like.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Genesis Health Center hosted a summer youth program to help educate and recruit the next generation of nurses.

Through the Genesis Adventures in Nursing Camp, high school students took part in a mock trauma drill, acting as nurses during a staged emergency with a car crash victim. 

Staff and the hospital said there is a shortage of nurses in the field, and are encouraging teenagers to consider a career in nursing. 

"I was kind of off and on with a couple careers before the program, but I feel like this program has really helped me see that nursing is what I want to do," said one of the program participants. 

The program is available for students between 9th and 12th grades.  It offers one week of first-hand experience across nursing duties and other healthcare opportunities. 

Guidance counselors across Quad Cities high schools get pre-registration forms during the first week of April each year.