Thursday, June 11, 2009

WSU Vancouver Nurse Practitioners Offer Sports and Camp Physicals

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver nursing staff and students will hold their fifth annual sports and camp physical exams clinic, 12:30 to 5 p.m. June 17 at Battle Ground High School. Students from any middle school or high school may participate. The cost is $15.

“A tsunami of children need physicals every year before August,” said WSU Vancouver Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing Melody Rasmor. “Our program helps the community by giving complete physicals at a reduced rate to children who need them for summer camp applications or intramural sport requirements in the fall.”

The volume of students who need to have physicals before August creates a hardship on the community’s resources and many students aren’t able to meet fall deadlines. In a single day, the WSU Vancouver nurse practitioners will provide 100 – 150 physicals well ahead of the August deadline.

Students should wear comfortable clothes and bring their high school sports physical form with a parent’s signature.

All proceeds from the physical exams clinic go toward the Dr. Renee Hoeksel Nursing Scholarship Fund.

WSU Vancouver is celebrating 20 years of bringing quality education, research and service to the citizens of southwest Washington. The campus is located at 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205, or via C-Tran bus service. WSU Vancouver offers 16 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees, one doctorate degree and more than 36 fields of study. Visit WSU Vancouver on the Web at

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