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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.

Estimated Tuition:


Includes tuition, housing, and meals


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How You'll Benefit

  • 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
  • Healthcare settings
  • Biological science
  • Physical science
  • Social science
  • Ethics in healthcare
  • Cultural competency and healthcare
  • Clinical simulations
  • Career path in nursing specializations

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