S.T.E.M. Programs


Focus on patient care and learn how to become a professional nurse at the NSLC on Nursing.
  • Level: High School
  • Grades: Enrolled in 9-12
  • Length: 9 days
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
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

Dates & Locations

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.

Nursing students

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.
Examples of past guest speakers include:

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.
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

Yale University

  • Nursing Simulation Labs
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • 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. 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:


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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