Thinking about a career in nursing? 

George Mason University's School of Nursing will be conducting a nursing camp for high school students. The camp will provide small group projects, and hands on simulation to introduce core concepts of nursing in health and healthcare delivery. Come and learn about the variety of careers and roles that nurses play in the health care field.


Topics include:

  • Basic nursing skills
  • Forensic nursing
  • The Nurse as a researcher
  • Infection control
  • Simulation lab
  • Role of the nurse in community settings
  • Health informatics
  • Burns and wounds
  • Nursing globally

Cost: $300.  Does not include meals, which can be purchased on campus.

Time:  8:30 am–3:00 pm; Friday the camp will finish at 4 p.m. We invite the parents to tour the facilities and listen to the student presentations.

Submit your application by March 16, 2018, including a short (250 words) essay on why you want to be a nurse. A science teacher or guidance counselor recommendation is required. Individuals will be notified by email the week of April 9th. Late applications will be considered only if space is available.



Summer Medical Camp Program

Fauquier Health offers two-day summer camps for teens between the ages of 14 and 18 who are interested in learning more about a career in medicine.


Applicants must be 14 by the first day of their camp session.

Level 1
Session 1: June 12 & 13
Session 2: June 19 & 20
Session 3: June 26 & 27

Level 2
Session 1: July 10 & 11
Session 2: July 17 & 18

Each camp is two days in length, running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Students who have not attended one of our camps before are eligible to apply for our Level 1 camp. This provides hands-on medical experiences where students learn to suture, intubate a patient, type blood, mix medications, start an IV, triage patients, take blood pressures, and harvest a cornea from a human eye.

Students who have attended a Level 1 camp in a previous year are eligible for our Level 2 camp. Students in this camp have the chance to apply a cast to their partner’s arm and remove it using the cast saw, extricate a patient from a vehicle using a cervical collar and backboard, practice injections and phlebotomy, and learn to place internal sutures and close skin incisions using staples.

Due to capacity constraints, students may only attend one camp per summer.

Acceptance is very competitive and is based on a brief essay.

There is now a $100 registration fee to participate with instructions on how to make this payment included in the acceptance packet.

Applications will be reviewed by a team of healthcare professionals who will make the acceptance decisions.

To apply, please go to:

Applications close March 10, 2018.


VCU- Dental Career Exploration Program

The Dental Career Exploration program (DCE) is offered to all high school students and those students who will graduate in June 2018, from across Virginia who are interested in exploring a career in dentistry.

The two-week, non-residential program will focus on the following areas:

  • Increase awareness of the profession of dentistry as a career option
  • Provide high school students with exposure to dentistry through an interactive dental anatomy course, hands-on activities, and clinical observations
  • Give students an opportunity to experience a learning environment that is compatible with the standards of higher education
  • Provide high school students with preparatory information for successful admission to a four year college program and dental school
  • Encourage students to feel confident about succeeding a health professions program Transportation and parking are not provided by the program.

Lunch and any other materials required to participate in the program will be provided. Commitment to full attendance, including an orientation session and closing event, is required to participate.

Application Requirements

For consideration to the program, students must complete a full application and submit supplemental materials, including one letter of recommendation and an official high school transcript. Preference will be given to highly-qualified, underrepresented minority, first-generation college, or students interested in serving in under-served communities, but is open to all applicants.


Program dates:
June 15-19, 2020

Application available: 
January 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020