UNLV Nurse Camp Fosters and Encourages Junior and Senior High School Students and Recent Graduates Interest in Nursing Careers

What: This July, high school students and recent graduates will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to join the vital field of nursing when UNLV School of Nursing hosts its 3rd annual Nurse Camp, a one-week interactive day-camp. Attendees will participate in hands-on (and highly visual) skills labs and activities, including CPR and Stop the Bleed training; donning and doffing PPE; removing sutures and staples; checking vital signs, medication, administration, and more.

Students will see nursing through academic and clinical settings while observing how much of a role nurses play in our community. They will gain valuable insight into nursing school and what it takes to become a registered nurse. Each session will end with a recognition ceremony honoring the students for completing the camp.

With nurse shortages across Southern Nevada and beyond, the call for more highly trained nurses is as imperative as it’s been in years. Arguably, the most critical area of recruitment is through nursing school, which adds more emphasis to an event like Nurse Camp. “Nurse Camp provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore a career in nursing by immersing them in a variety of hands-on experiences and activities with one-on-one interaction with both student nurses and nursing faculty,” says Jennifer Pfannes, camp coordinator and UNLV professor. “They also interact with registered nurses from a variety of specialties, including acute care and community nursing. Given the national nursing shortage, it is more important than ever to engage our younger generation in the variety of career possibilities within the nursing profession.”

Who: Nurse Camp is open to current Las Vegas junior and senior high school students and recent high school graduates. They can register via the website. There are a limited number of spots available. Students who apply after the capped amount will be put on a wait list.

When: There are three sessions for Nurse Camp. Each session will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Session 1 – Monday, July 11 to Friday, July 15
  • Session 2 – Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22
  • Session 3 – Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29

Where: Each session will be split between the UNLV Maryland Campus and the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas. Specific schedules will be provided to registered participants.

Register Now: Do so by clicking right here.