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Vanderbilt Nursing Explorers

Nursing Explorers
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Who are we?
Nursing Explorers is a program of the Boy Scouts of America in partnership with
Vanderbilt University Medical Center that awards young adults ages 16 to 20 with an
opportunity to explore the various nursing specialties as a career.

Why Nursing Explorers?
If you are considering become a nurse, our Nursing Explorer program is for you. The
Nursing Explorer program will enhance your knowledge around the field of nursing and
the various nursing specialties. Our program is tailored to give you exposure to various
career opportunities, life skills, service learning and character development.

Program Overview
The Nursing Explorer program starts in October and ends in May of each year. You will
attend 9 monthly sessions. You will have the opportunity to tour our state of the art
medical facilities listed below:

  • The School of Nursing and Skills and Simulation Lab
  • LifeFlight and Flight Communications
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Newborn Nursery Presentations
  • Perioperative Services
  • Trauma Unit
  • Confidentiality (HIPPA)
  • Emergency
  • Cardiac Research


Certification
You may have the opportunity to register for CPR classes and obtain CPR certification.

Program Requirements

  • Age 16 through 20 years old
  • Submit registration form / fee
  • Interest in health care

For more information, contact:
Novonda Lilly at 615/343-4043 or vanderbiltnursingexplorers@vanderbilt.edu
or contact a Boy Scouts of America rep at 615/463-6293 or 615/383-9724.