Penn Nursing Summer Institute | Ages 16-18

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Penn Nursing Summer Camp

Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists, Leaders, Educators and Clinicians

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing offers a unique four-week intensive program for rising high school juniors and seniors that features cutting-edge research, the latest advances in virtual learning, and clinical experience in Philadelphia's top hospitals.

As the only undergraduate Ivy League nursing school, Penn is recognized worldwide for setting the standard of academic excellence in this field.

An exceptional health-care learning experience

Working with Penn faculty and classmates from around the world, students will enjoy an innovative classroom curriculum that covers health-care topics such as current epidemics, genetics, bioethics and emergency nursing.

Students will then shadow real nurses and observe health care being practiced on every floor and in every department. From the Emergency Room to the NICU and the operating theater, students will gain clinical experience in some of Philadelphia's finest hospitals, including the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Medical science is at the heart of the Penn Nursing Summer Institute curriculum, a selection of regular Penn courses sequenced and paced for the age and experience of the student body. The program uses state-of-the-art classrooms, advanced simulation laboratories, and intelligently designed space where students can connect, engage and exchange.

Enjoy Penn Campus life and social activities

  • Stay in The Quad, Penn’s famous freshman dormitory, and eat in dining halls on campus
  • Explore Penn and Philadelphia on planned sightseeing excursions
  • Enjoy evening and weekend activities — including recreational and cultural trips designed to provide a truly East Coast and Ivy League experience
  • Learn from and interact with Residential Assistants (RAs), current Penn undergraduates who live with students on campus and serve as a resource for academic and co-curricular activities

Learn more about other JKCP Summer Programs at Penn

Dates & Tuition

Residential Dates Residential Tuition
July 1 – July 28 $6175



Application Fee: $100 for residential students.

How to Apply

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