This summer, spend one week immersed in the fast-paced, challenging, and rapidly evolving world of nursing. Our Nursing Academy offers an introduction to the nursing field, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of the profession along with a variety of career paths and specializations, such as adult-gerontology, acute care, family practice, anesthesia, and women's health. You’ll also examine topics ranging from ethics and cultural competencies to biological, physical, and social sciences. Throughout the program, you’ll engage in faculty-led instruction and hands-on clinical experiences using a lifelike patient simulator at Georgetown’s O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center.
Practice fundamental nursing skills through hands-on experience with a patient simulator
Understand the historical foundations of nursing and its progression to current—and future—practices
Explore contemporary nursing specializations and career paths
Visit nursing ethics, policy, and advocacy organizations and facilities in Washington, D.C.
Discuss young adult issues, including sexual health, trauma, and pathways to mental and physical wellbeing
Engage in various events, including student panels, small group discussions, and self-care workshops
Program Format & Subject Areas
As a student in the Nursing Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of classroom lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, and group discussions. Throughout the course of the one-week program, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:
Fundamentals of nursing
Ethics in healthcare
Cultural competency and healthcare
Career path in nursing specializations
This program gave me a new perspective on college that I never had up until this point. Georgetown is an amazing school in an amazing city, and this program showed me that.
The program offers so much–from the off-site visits to the daily lectures and the on campus activities. The lectures were interesting, meeting new people was great and the off-site visits were interactive and intriguing.
This is a course that I would definitely recommend as both Georgetown and the professors were very hands-on and provided a great pre-university experience.
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