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Nurse Academy 2022 Introduces Students to Nursing Careers

March 24, 2022

Kansas City, Kan. — Nurse Academy is a 2-day program that introduces high school and college students to the profession of nursing through hands-on experiences and presentations. High school students must be entering their junior or senior year, and college students must be entering their freshman year. Nurse Academy 2022 is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 12-13.

Interested students should apply online and applications are due April 29, 2022. There is space for 30-40 students. Because of the large number of applicants, a waitlist will be created. The application process is similar to applying to nursing school – a personal essay and letter of recommendation are required. Applicants who are accepted or placed on the waitlist will be notified by email by May 20, 2022.

The application includes the following sections:

  • Applicant information
  • Letter of reference (please have email address of referring person available before you begin the application)
  • Personal experiences
  • Personal essay (you will upload the essay to the application) answering the following two questions:
    • What interests you in Nurse Academy?
    • What makes you a good candidate for Nurse Academy?

The application may be started, saved, and you can come back to it later to complete if necessary. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The partnership between The University of Kansas Health System and the University of Kansas School of Nursing provides students the opportunity to practice nursing skills, learn about different fields in nursing and tour several patient-care areas in the hospital.

Students will participate in a skills lab where they will learn skills such as starting an IV, suturing and performing CPR. Hospital departments students may visit include intensive care units, medical/surgical units, trauma services and an operating room. Professional activities are also offered including career path counseling and resume writing.

Applicants must commit to attending both days. If you have questions, or for more information, email

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