Summer Institute for Future Nurses

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 choto.1@osu.edu.

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

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.

FAQs

What is the Summer Institute for Future Nurses?

It is a four-day, interactive program for eligible high school students. This hands-on program enables students to explore nursing careers through hands-on activities, tours, panels and engagement with current faculty, staff and students!

What will I experience?

You will get an inside look at the life of a nursing student by:

  • Participating in skills labs
  • Interacting with state-of-the art, lifelike computerized patient simulators
  • Using stethoscopes, IVs and ventilators
  • Learning wound and infant care
  • Participating in roundtable discussions with College of Nursing faculty and students
  • Receiving special presentations from the College of Nursing faculty
  • Being introduced to the many career opportunities for nurses
  • Touring The Ohio State University campus, the James Cancer Hospital, the anatomy and body donation program and the College of Nursing
  • Engaging in ACT preparation
Why is ACT preparation a part of this program?

The College of Nursing wants to make sure that our participants are competitive for admission to both The Ohio State University and our college.

To be eligible to attend the Summer Institute for Future Nurses, you must
  • Be a current (2016-2017 academic year) high school freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and a B or better average in math and science
  • Complete the application, including four short essays
  • Provide paper or electronic copies of your most recent report card and a transcript
How much does the program cost?

Full-cost scholarships are available based on financial need. Tuition is $250.

How do I apply?

**SPECIAL NOTE: If you submit an online application, you can submit .pdf copies of your transcript and report card at that time. If you don't have .pdf copies, that's okay! You can complete the application online and submit your report card and transcript in the mail to complete your application. 

103 Newton Hall
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
1585 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

You MUST include a current transcript and a copy of your most recent report card to complete your application. Applicants accepted to the program will be notified in early May.