Summer Institute for Future Nurses

Three exciting days of hands-on nursing experience at The Ohio State University College of Nursing

June 11 - 13, 2019

The Summer Institute for Future Nurses is a great way to see why nursing could be right for you! This engaging program brings students from a variety of backgrounds together to engage with real-world nurses, current students and nursing faculty and staff.

The Summer Institute is just one of the many ways we are working to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented populations in nursing including, but not limited to, racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities, first generation low-income (FGLI) and males. Through this program and others, we will diversify the nursing pipeline. Moving forward, we recognize that only through broadening the representation of these groups can we improve the nation's health, reduce health disparities and move toward health equity. The Ohio State University College of Nursing is actively working to build a culturally competent nursing workforce which mirrors our patient populations.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Minimum B or better in all math and science courses.
  • You must be a current high school freshman, sophomore, or junior. In addition, eligible seniors are those who have submitted an undergraduate application to The Ohio State University. You must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, interest in nursing and interest in pursuing your education at The Ohio State University.

The application for 2019 is now closed. Please check back in January 2020 to apply for the 2020 institute. If you have any questions, please email