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By Dean Olsen
The State Journal-Register 

EXCHANGE: Nursing camps cultivate future caregivers


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Seeing Amanda Fox give intravenous medication to ease the rapid heartbeat of a middle-aged man in the emergency department of Memorial Medical Center helped cement a Litchfield High School student's commitment to become a registered nurse.

"It was so awesome how fast the medicine works," Hannah Niemann, 17, a senior this coming fall, said June 29, after witnessing the work of veteran nurse Fox.

Niemann was one of 60 central Illinois high school students taking part in Memorial Health System's annual "Teens Experiencing Nursing" camps in Springfield, Jacksonville,...

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