Focus on patient care and learn how to become a professional nurse at the NSLC on Nursing.

At the National Student Leadership Conference on Nursing, you will develop the skills necessary to provide high quality patient‐centered health care, gain insight into the careers available within nursing, and gain hands-on-experience with the kinds of challenges nurses face daily. You and your peers will spend time in state-of-the-art simulation labs, learning the techniques nurses use with their patients.

Program Highlights

Midwifery lab
Deliver a child using a birthing simulator and discover the fundamentals of parental-newborn care.

Essential knowledge training
Take vitals, triage patients, perform an EKG, and learn techniques for geriatric care and mobility.

Nursing school visit
Get a preview of nursing school and talk with current students, researchers, and residents about their day-to-day lives.

CPR certification classes
Gain immediate first aid skills that prepare you to save a life in an emergency.

Hands-On Simulations

You and your peers will spend time in state-of-the-art simulation labs, learning the techniques nurses use with their patients. You will experience what it’s like to deliver a baby in a midwifery lab, manage patient crises, learn the technique of intubation to allow a patient to breathe, conduct a pediatric behavioral assessment, visit an urban farm and discuss alternative healing methods, and master the basics of bedside manner.

Exclusive Guest Speakers

While at the NSLC’s summer high school nursing program, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the nursing community.

Examples of past guest speakers include:

Dr. Edilma Yearwood, PdD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
Chair/Professor, Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies

Dr. Ann Kurth, PhD, CNM, MPH, FAAN
Dean, Yale School of Nursing

Dr. Amy Daniels, PhD, RN, CHSE
Director, Clinical Simulation Labs, UMD School of Nursing

Ms. Kristin Sikes, APRN, CPNP
Yale Children's Diabetes Program

Dr. Theresa Brown, BSN, RN
Best-selling author, New York Times contributor

Dr. Philip Martinez, EdD, MSN, APRN-BC
GEPN Program Director and Lecturer, Yale School of Nursing

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the Nursing field.

Trips may include:

American University

George Washington University School of Nursing | Simulation & Learning Labs at the University of Maryland School of Nursing | American Red Cross Headquarters | National Museum of Health and Medicine | Historic D.C. Monuments at Night | Capitol Hill

Leadership Training

At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Nursing program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication

College Credit Option

American University (AU) and NSLC have a unique partnership that enables you to earn college credit by enrolling in a supplemental online course designed to correlate with your NSLC program’s area of study. By enrolling in this credit course, you will enjoy a stimulating, innovative, and personalized college-level learning experience that builds on your NSLC accomplishments. The course is for one credit and is taught in a self-paced, asynchronous format across six weeks, allowing ample time to complete assignments. The course is designed to work within the framework of NSLC; students are not expected to complete coursework while on campus. Students may register for college credit via their personal student portal (myNSLC) once they have enrolled in an NSLC session.

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Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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Washington, D.C.$3,795