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

COVID-19 UPDATE: In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, SNAP has decided to forgo on-site programming and is currently planning to deliver each session in an online format.

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.

Class Time and Site: Session 2: June 8-12,2020 and Special Session : June 29-July 3, 2020

Course Description: Focus on the various roles of healthcare professionals. Emphasis will be, specifically, on the role of the registered nurse.

Course Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss academic requirements/eligibility for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
  2. Discuss the history and the role of the professional nurse in various health care roles/settings.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to perform college level writing and mathematical skills
  4. Demonstrate the ability to perform clinical nursing skills.
  5. Explore the use of technology and computer applications in nursing.
  6. Discuss study skills/strategies for success adapting to life on a college campus

Teaching/Learning Strategies:


Computer Simulations

Clinical Skill Sessions



Welcome: Meet and Greet

SNAP Overview: Mrs. Janice Lanham, Nursing Faculty, School of Nursing, Clemson University

Textbook Introduction: “Student Success for Healthcare Professionals” 

Introduction to Google Class (Enroll)

Introduction to The Nursing Profession

“Dare to Care” (Johnson & Johnson): “Nurses Make a Difference”


“CareerQuest: Prospective Student Information Session” 

Guest Speaker: Academic Advisor, Nursing

Academic Advising Center, College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, Clemson University

1130 – 1300   LUNCH/BREAK

1300 – 1530

Class: “Student Success for Healthcare Professionals” 

1530 – 1545    Wrap Up



Virtual Introduction: The Bettye Cecil Clinical Learning and Resource Center (CLRC)

Edwards Hall, School of Nursing, Clemson University


Skill Session 1: Handwashing

Skill Session 1: Practice Session

Skill Session 2: Vital Signs (Temperature – oral, axillary; Pulse – carotid, radial; Respirations)

                            *Heart Sounds – Demo/Discussion only

Skill Session 2: Practice Session

1130 – 1300     LUNCH/BREAK

1300 – 1530

Skill Session 3: Gloving (Sterile/Non-Sterile)

Skill Session 3 Practice Session

Skills Session 4: PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Skill Session 4: Practice Session

1530 – 1545     Wrap Up



Lecture/Discussion: “Essential Medical Terminology”

Learning Activity/Assignment

1130 – 1300    LUNCH/BREAK

1300 - 1530

Lecture/Discussion: “Essential Medical Terminology”

Learning Activity/Assignment

Interactive Learning Activity: Use of Computer Technology and Simulation in Nursing

1530 – 1545    Wrap Up 


0900-0930      Concurrent Sessions

Learning Activity/Assignment “Student Success for Healthcare Professionals”

Skills Session Review/Checkoffs

1130 – 1300    LUNCH/BREAK

1315 – 1600

American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online (Complete On Your Own)

1600 – 1630   Reconvene/Wrap-Up


0830 - 1130

American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Online Testing (Hands On Skills Session)

Essential Medical Terminology Comprehensive Exam

1130 – 12N    Wrap Up             


Course Leader: Janice Garrison Lanham