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
It was amazing to be surrounded by such high caliber students and staff who were all encouraging and fabulous to work with. I took away many positive things from my week as a Summer Hoya.
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.
My #SummerHoya experience was enriching, inspiring, and rewarding; if I could turn back the clock, I’d do it all over again.
As I am filling out my college applications, I am able to think back to my memories from the summer and I am reassured that I am pursuing the right educational path.
Having the chance to experience once in a lifetime opportunities and getting to meet people from around the world made it so I got to really experience what college life was like.
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