WCMC Accepting Summer Nursing Activities Program (SNAP) Applications

Feb 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: News and Features

White County Medical Center is now accepting applications for the Summer Nursing Activities Program (SNAP), which is open to students who are going into the 8th and 9th grades in the Fall of 2012.

SNAP is a special summer enrichment program designed for students who are interested in a career in nursing as a profession. The three-day program offers students hands-on unique nursing activities and learning opportunities. Participants learn First Aid, CPR, healthy lifestyle habits and basic nursing skills.

“I am always uplifted by the students and their excitement and interest for the nursing profession,” said WCMC SNAP Coordinator Jennifer Varner. “This program allows students to gain insight into the variety of jobs available to nurses.”

Eligibility requirements include: a complete application form, due April 30; a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher; a Life Sciences course, completed or enrolled; two letters of recommendation about how the student will benefit from SNAP; a 50-75 word essay about participating; and, personal transportation to and from the hospital.

SNAP is open to students in Cleburne, Independence, Jackson, Prairie, White and Woodruff counties. The program will be held Monday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at WCMC’s North Campus. For more information about the program, please contact WCMC SNAP Coordinator Jennifer Varner at (501) 380-3382 or via email at jvarner@wcmc.org.

ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER

As the leading health    care provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to create a healthy community by providing quality patient care and participating in community health events. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in Searcy with more than 1,500 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.