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

This summer nursing program will focus on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions, with an emphasis, specifically, on the role of the professional registered nurse. Aspiring health professionals are poised to be tomorrow's change leaders in understanding how the social determinants of health impact their communities. In order to bring about meaningful change, health professionals must know how to learn and work together across disciplines.

SNAP will expose students to a range of health professions to understand this impact and its relationship to health disparities affecting our state, region, and nation.

Program Overview

SNAP will offer students a variety of academic and career experiences:

  • Academic enrichment in the basic sciences
  • Math, writing, and study skills development
  • Exposure to clinical nursing skills through small-group activities and seminars in The Bettye Cecil Clinical Learning Simulation and Research Center on campus located in the School of Nursing
  • Career development sessions directed toward exploration of the health professions, the Clemson University admissions process, and the development of an individualized education plan
  • A health policy seminar to expose student participants to a larger view of health care, the health system, and social determinants of health
  • An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions

This course is offered in Session Two (June 7-13) and Special Session (June 28-July 4).

Course Leader: Janice Garrison Lanham