High School Summer Nurse Camp | University of Portland

High School Summer Nurse Camp

The University of Portland School of Nursing & Health Innovations (UPSONHI) is dedicated to creating access for high school students to learn more about the health care field. We want to increase opportunities in nursing to diverse, low-income, and first generation high schoolers. 

The UPSONHI Summer Nurse Camp is a 4-day summer program that seeks to foster, affirm, and encourage high school students interested in a career in nursing at no cost to the camper. Campers will be exposed to clinical, academic, community service activities and much more!

Please note: UPSONHI Summer Nurse Camp is a day camp program. Overnight accommodations are not provided. 

The application window for Nurse Camp 2024 has ended

Nurse Camp will be held the week of June 24th, 2024


  • You must be 16 years of age by the first day of camp.
  • Demonstrate an interest in nursing.
  • Please note that nurse camp participants will be required to show proof of vaccination (vaccinated and boosted) in accordance with our university policy and will be tested regularly throughout the week.

Summer Nurse Camp Details

Current high school students who are interested in learning about the nursing field and how to get into nursing school are invited to apply to the UPSONHI Summer Nurse Camp. This is a free 4-day camp that will allow high schoolers to participate in a wide variety of activities including

  • Complete CPR certification and HIPAA training
  • Meet with current nursing students, faculty, staff and alumni
  • Tour the campus
  • Meet new friends
  • Learning:
    • Infection control and proper hand washing techniques
    • How to take blood pressure and vitals
    • How to prepare for college and getting into nursing school
    • In the UPSONHI Learning Resource Center

How was Nurse Camp?

Alyssa Garvey from McNary High School shares her experience.

Contact Us

For any questions, please email us at nursing@up.edu or call us at (503)-943-7211.