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Taylor Eastman, 16, makes a face while learning how to suture from Julieanna Housden, RN/at right, at Tacoma General on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Nearly 100 students from 43 South Sound schools get a hands-on look at careers in nursing at MultiCare Health System’s annual Nurse Camp. During the five-day camp that begins July 18, students try out the da Vinci robotic surgery equipment, perform “Skittlectomies, “spend time in various departments at Good Samaritan, Allenmore, Tacoma General, and Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and visit six local colleges and universities, and participate in mock disaster preparedness drills. (Lui Kit Wong/Staff photographer)