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Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program

penguinWelcome to the Rural Collaborative Opportunities for Occupational Learning in Health (R-COOL-Health) Scrubs Program!

The Center for Rural Health offers two different Scrubs programs: the R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy and the R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps.

The R-COOL-Health Scrubs programs are opportunities for students to learn about careers in healthcare from healthcare professionals in fun, interactive ways. Modeled after programs from the South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Center and the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health, the Scrubs programs aim to increase awareness about multidisciplinary health careers and encourage students to pursue a career in healthcare.

The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Academy I is a four day/three night camp held on The University of North Dakota Campus, and is open to any North Dakota student who has completed grade six, seven, or eight.

The R-COOL-Health Scrubs Camps are one-day camps in rural communities. A partnership of a local healthcare facility, economic or job development authority, and school work to create a one-day camp for students to learn about careers in healthcare from local healthcare professionals.

Check out the Scrubs Academy!


Thank you to the South Dakota Healthcare Workforce Center at the South Dakota Office of Rural Health for sharing Scrubs Camp materials and ideas.

Thank you to the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health for sharing their Club Scrub materials and ideas.