2024 Longhorn Nursing Immersion Summer Camp

The Longhorn Summer Nursing Immersion Camp is back! We invite high school students aged 14 - 17 years who are interested in nursing or other healthcare majors to join us for a week of learning and fun. Attending camp will increase your knowledge and understanding for a variety of nursing careers and roles within healthcare.

For questions about the camp, contact our team at nursingcamp@austin.utexas.edu.

About the Camp

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The primary purpose for the Longhorn Nursing Immersion Summer Camp is to introduce teens to the healthcare profession by increasing their knowledge and understanding in the field of nursing. The camp provides high school students with information about nursing and the requirements of becoming a registered nurse. The skills offered included in the camp are patient assessment, electrocardiogram (EKG) readings, patient bedside skills, giving oral and intramuscular injection (IM) medication, using Electronic Health Record (EHR) Tutor, IV insertion, maternity and skills escape room simulations, caring for a newborn patient, feeding tube insertion on pediatric patients, as well as a disaster drill. The week will combine additional learning and social activities designed to foster a sense of community in nursing.

Daily Activities:

  • Learn more about nursing from the UT Austin School of Nursing faculty and current students.
  • Explore nursing skills such as assessing patients, vital signs, and using EHR Charts.
  • Interact with human patient simulators, virtual reality, and participate in nursing skills escape rooms.
  • Visit a local hospital and clinic.
  • Complete an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid course.
  • Gain insight into The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Program.

Sponsors

Thank you in advance for your consideration to sponsor the 2024 Longhorn Nursing Immersion Summer Camp. Your donation is extremely important and greatly appreciated.

Many families in our community are not able to cover the cost of camp tuition ($500.00) for their student. To provide a low-to-no cost tuition option for low-income students, we are asking for your support to meet our fundraising goal of $2,500. Sponsors like you can help "Heal the World" with a small donation to further the education of a camper and future Texas Nursing student!

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Camp Rules and Regulations

Important Items to Know (Arrival and Departure Policies, Parking, Medication Policy, and Meal Plan)
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Camps are day camps only. No overnight accommodations are available.

Arrival and departure must be arranged by the participants. Mandatory arrival area and departure is located in Lot 118 (red section on the map - corner of MLK and IH35 access road) next to the Erwin Center. Camp counselors and campers will walk to the Nursing School together as a group when all campers are accounted for.

Departure Policy: Only those listed on the camp registration can claim their child. If a family member or neighbor other than the parent is allowed to pick up the camper, this name and information must be listed on the registration prior to the beginning of camp. Parent must show ID to camp counselor upon departure before camper can be released from camp.

Self-Driver: Parking is available for a fee (validation will not be provided) in Trinity Garage (TRGor Health Center Garage (HCG), both located on Trinity St. View parking garages at UT Austin

Medication Policy: Please read this policy thoroughly on the camp registration. If campers arrive on campus with medication not listed on their registration and is not logged in properly, a parent will be called and the camper will be removed from camp permanently – no refunds will be provided. 

Meal Plan: Campers will be provided morning snacks, lunch, and beverages. Due to the level of immersion our campers will be involved in, it’s imperative that the camper eat a healthy/hearty breakfast to decrease the chances of feeling faint. Most high-fidelity nursing skills will take place after lunch, but campers will be introduced to medical terminology and supplies earlier in the day.

Registration and Cancellation Policies for Camp - Session 1: June 03 – 07, 2024

Registration Policy: Upon submission of registration, you acknowledge that your child will attend the full week of camp in its entirety; partial attendance is not acceptable. Please make appropriate plans to your schedule in advance.

Cancellation Policy: We recognize that sometimes plans change and you must withdraw your child from camp. Cancellations and reductions in registrations must be made to the Camp Director via phone or email (512-471-7961) or nursingcamp@austin.utexas.edu), and are subject to the following:

  • In order to receive a full cash refund, enrollment must be withdrawn or canceled on or before May 19, 2024.
  • Cancellation requests made on May 20, 2024 until June 02, 2024, shall receive only a 50% refund of $250.00 minus a 10% processing fee of $50.00.
  • Any cancellations made after June 02, 2024 shall be considered forfeited in favor of the camp and will not receive a refund.
  • Cancellations after the start date of a class will not receive a refund. Nor can we offer a refund or credit for late, non-arrival, or early withdrawal after the start date of any class.

Medical Cancellation: All campers are subject to the above policies; however, concessions will be made in the event of an unavoidable medical cancellation. Should you need to cancel your registration on medical grounds we ask that you provide a signed medical note from your physician and that you contact the Summer Camp Director directly to discuss the cancellation. In a case of major illness, injury, or serious family situation while at camp, refunds will be provided minus administrative fees and the days spent at camp.

Registration and Cancellation Policies for Camp - Session 2: June 10-14, 2024

Registration Policy: Upon submission of registration, you acknowledge that your child will attend the full week of camp in its entirety; partial attendance is not acceptable. Please make appropriate plans to your schedule in advance.

Cancellation Policy: We recognize that sometimes plans change and you must withdraw your child from camp. Cancellations and reductions in registrations must be made to the Camp Director via phone or email (512-471-7961) or nursingcamp@austin.utexas.edu), and are subject to the following:

  • In order to receive a full cash refund, enrollment must be withdrawn or canceled on or before May 27, 2024.
  • Cancellation requests made on May 27, 2024 until June 09, 2024, shall receive only a 50% refund of $250.00 minus a 10% processing fee of $50.00.
  • Any cancellations made after June 09, 2024 shall be considered forfeited in favor of the camp and will not receive a refund.
  • Cancellations after the start date of a class will not receive a refund. Nor can we offer a refund or credit for late, non-arrival, or early withdrawal after the start date of any class.

Medical Cancellation: All campers are subject to the above policies; however, concessions will be made in the event of an unavoidable medical cancellation. Should you need to cancel your registration on medical grounds we ask that you provide a signed medical note from your physician and that you contact the Summer Camp Director directly to discuss the cancellation. In a case of major illness, injury, or serious family situation while at camp, refunds will be provided minus administrative fees and the days spent at camp.

Registration and Cancellation Policies for Camp - Session 3: July 15 – 19, 2024

Registration Policy: Upon submission of registration, you acknowledge that your child will attend the full week of camp in its entirety; partial attendance is not acceptable. Please make appropriate plans to your schedule in advance.

Cancellation Policy: We recognize that sometimes plans change and you must withdraw your child from camp. Cancellations and reductions in registrations must be made to the Camp Director via phone or email (512-471-7961) or nursingcamp@austin.utexas.edu), and are subject to the following:

  • In order to receive a full cash refund, enrollment must be withdrawn or canceled on or before July 01, 2024.
  • Cancellation requests made on July 01, 2024 until July 09, 2024, shall receive only a 50% refund of $250.00 minus a 10% processing fee of $50.00.
  • Any cancellations made after July 09, 2024 shall be considered forfeited in favor of the camp and will not receive a refund.
  • Cancellations after the start date of a class will not receive a refund. Nor can we offer a refund or credit for late, non-arrival, or early withdrawal after the start date of any class.

Medical Cancellation: All campers are subject to the above policies; however, concessions will be made in the event of an unavoidable medical cancellation. Should you need to cancel your registration on medical grounds we ask that you provide a signed medical note from your physician and that you contact the Summer Camp Director directly to discuss the cancellation. In a case of major illness, injury, or serious family situation while at camp, refunds will be provided minus administrative fees and the days spent at camp.

Summer Camp in Action


A testimonial video highlighting the experience of a past camp attendee and the benefits of attending the Longhorn Summer Nursing Immersion Camp.

Watch the Video

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