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Summer Nursing Academic Program (SNAP) (Rising 9th-12th)

Course Description

Are you Intersted in a healthcare career? Our Summer Nursing Camp is the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the rewarding world of nursing. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nursing profession through engaging hands-on activities, simulations, and presentations. You will learn about the different nursing specialties, the education requirements, and the day-to-day responsibilities of a nurse. In addition to gaining valuable skills and knowledge, you will have the opportunity to connect with current nursing students and healthcare professionals. They will share their experiences and insights, providing you with valuable guidance as you consider your future career path. You will be able to learn nursing skills in our clinical learning and research center. This center offers a hospital-like environment with high-tech equipment, including virtual reality simulators and high-fidelity human patient simulators. The human patient simulators represent different age groups, providing opportunities to practice critical thinking and hands-on skills in a non-threatening environment.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to

1.Identify the academic requirements/eligibility for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing

2. Discuss the professional nurse's history and role in various healthcare roles/settings.

3. Demonstrate the ability to perform college-level coursework

4. Perform clinical nursing skills.

5. Explore the use of innovative technologies in nursing education.

6. Define study skills/strategies for success in adapting to life on a college campus

Teaching/Learning Strategies:
Computer Simulations
Clinical Skills Sessions

Student Responsibilities:
Nursing is a profession that depends on its members' honesty and integrity. In keeping with this theme, as students, you have a responsibility to the profession and to your classmates to reflect these characteristics in your classroom work and behavior. If the instructor believes a student exhibits behavior that does not reflect professionalism and respect for others, the instructor will request a meeting with the student and any other involved parties. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken as deemed necessary. All students are expected to meet all health and liability requirements before the start of the program. Students must inform the faculty of any medical/health conditions that may affect performance and/or safety and any medications being taken that may affect performance and/or safety. Students should inform the faculty of changes in health status which might impact safety and performance.

Course Leader: Janice Garrison Lanham

Janice Garrison Lanham, RN, M.S., CNEcl, BC-NC

School of Nursing

425 Edwards Hall


Course Specific Needs:

  • Bring Laptop

*Course schedule is tentative and subject to change.