Summer Nurse & Health Careers Camp
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Nurse and Health Careers Camp is cancelled. Allen College is profoundly sorry that we are not able to offer Camp in 2020 but due to the uncertain nature of when our campus and healthcare system will return to a normal level of operation, we made the difficult decision to cancel Camp for 2020. Allen College is committed to providing this immersive opportunity and it will return in 2021. Please check back to this page for details!
Summer Nurse & Health Careers Camp is a free six-week career exploration and college preparation program that supports up to 30 area high school students interested in nursing and health sciences. Programming features a unique blend of classroom and immersion activities (math, science, study skills, healthcare, admissions/financial aid, tours of local health facilities, and career sessions) designed to increase access to educational and employment opportunities.
"We have a unique opportunity to instill passion and excitement in high school students for careers in nursing and health care professionals through hands-on immersion experiences into what these professionals do on a daily basis. . . when these students graduate high school, they are uniquely positioned to pursue those passions." - Dr. Doreen Mingo, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Diversity & Inclusion Services
"I have learned so many important things. Camp gave a different look at life, and believe it or not it changed me as a person. Because of camp I want to go in to mental health. Camp wasn't just about nursing it was about getting to know yourself and others, and getting to know what you do and don't like. I am VERY thankful for Dr. Mingo and I thank her and everyone who invested time into camp this summer from the bottom of my heart." - 2018 Camp Graduate
"I always have struggled with my math so having this extra summer camp experience helped me refresh and learn new math skills that were not there before. I will be able to take those concepts and apply them to do better in my college courses. Allen Summer Nurse and Health Careers Camp overall made me decide on my major because it showed me the inside of medicine instead of seeing it just through the patients' perspective." - 2018 Camp Graduate
The six week experience culminates with an interactive graduation ceremony where the students can celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends. Past graduation ceremonies can be viewed online.
There are 247 graduates of Nurse & Health Careers Camp. Where are they now?
*If you are a Nurse & Health Careers Camp graduate and would like to update us with your story, please contact Rhonda Gilbert.