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.

Earn College Credit Hours

Program Highlights

Midwifery Lab
Using a mother and baby simulator, deliver a baby and learn the basics of maternal-newborn care

Mock Code
Participate in realistic training scenarios where you will use the information presented and your knowledge to manage patient crises.

Become CPR Certified
Working with professional instructors, you will learn essential life-saving techniques and earn your CPR certification

Hands-On Simulations

Working with the faculty at the Yale School of Nursing, 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. NSLC students have heard and will hear from many industry leaders.

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

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

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

Dr. Linda Honan, MSN, CNS-BC
Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing

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

Ms. Virginia Sherrick, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, RN-BC
Nursing Simulation Director, 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:

  • Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • 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
  • Yale School of Nursing
  • Nursing Simulation Labs
  • Yale Urban Farm
  • Times Square
  • Rockefeller Center

Leadership Training

At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. From the beginning of your program you will learn to work as a team during an exciting Ropes Challenge Course. 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 and Communication
  • Intrapersonal Communication

Your NSLC tuition is all-inclusive. Your tuition covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation throughout your program.

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We offer a comprehensive scholarship program to assist qualified students with the cost of NSLC tuition, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurriculars.

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Fundraising is a great way to raise funds to contribute toward your NSLC program tuition while also forging relationships with leaders in your community.

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