Great idea from University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing
Camp BONES (Brigade of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) is a nursing and health academy for underserved and underrepresented middle and high school students from New Hanover County and the surrounding eight rural counties in the southeastern North Carolina region. Student cohorts enter the academy in the 8th or 9th grade and continue through the 12th grade. Students selected must have a B average and a recommendation from an appropriate school official. The students must also have expressed an interest in a nursing or health sciences career. The small well-defined cohorts are engaged in an intense, rigorous educational curriculum, making them academically competitive for admission to nursing and other health science college programs. The eventual goal of academic preparation for college is to prepare underserved and underrepresented students to enter nursing and health science professions to meet the diverse health care needs of North Carolinians.