Nursing Summer Camp

2024 C-N Nursing Camp

All rising high school juniors, seniors or recently graduated seniors with an interest in pursuing a nursing career are invited to join us on campus June 17-21, 2024, for our Summer Nursing Camp!

The purpose of this camp is to introduce students to the incredible technologies, skills and opportunities in the world of nursing. Students will have access to state-of-the-art technology in the brand new Drama and Ted Russell Health Center on campus that mimic real life nursing settings, allowing them to learn and practice various nursing skills, assessment skills, participate in real-life emergent situations and more! This camp was created to encourage students with any interest to come explore what nursing is like and learn about various opportunities nursing has to offer from experts of their field.

The total cost for the camp is $500. A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be required.

What to expect

Over the course of five days, students will have the opportunity to experience a glimpse of C-N campus life and stay in a residence hall. Activities are planned throughout each day that expose participants to the true wonders of nursing. This camp is Christian-based and full of fun activities, team bonding and nursing skills. Students will get to explore and utilize the new Drama and Ted Russell Center, which houses the Nursing and Exercise Science departments.


The camp will take place June 17-21, 2024. Students will arrive Monday, June 17, starting at 8 AM and will depart on Friday, June 21 at 11 AM.

All students will stay in residence life facilities on the C-N campus with adult faculty members. Male and female students will be separated in the rooms. Nursing faculty and senior nursing students will be present 24/7.

Mrs. Megan Patterson, MSN, RN, CMSRN is the camp’s director. Mrs. Patterson has a background in medical-surgical/nephrology nursing. She is an assistant professor of nursing at Carson-Newman University. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in 2018 and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree in 2020 from Carson-Newman University. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out. Her contact info is as follows: 


Phone: 423-404-1515

Mrs. Patterson is supported by Carson-Newman Nursing Leadership, Dr. Beau Christian and many of the Undergraduate Nursing faculty who will assist with different aspects of the weeklong camp.

A packing list will be sent to all students once they have been approved to attend camp. This also includes meal details and instructions for move in and pick-up day. 

  1. Fill out and submit the application on this website.
  2. You will hear back from C-N faculty that you have been approved to attend.
  3. You will be asked to pay a deposit fee and/or the summation of the cost of camp for the entire week.
  4. You will be sent all details about move in, packing and scheduling.
  5. Come have a GREAT time!

The amount for camp will include all housing on Carson-Newman University grounds, all meals at C-N and all nursing skill supplies that the student will learn to use throughout the week. A camp T-shirt will also be covered in the cost. For any extra purchases of things such as snacks, C-N apparel from the bookstore or food from Chick-Fil-A on campus, the student will need to provide money independently from the camp fee. 

Life is full of unexpected things sometimes. We understand that at Carson-Newman University. If for some reason your student cannot attend camp, please contact Megan Patterson as soon as possible. Details will be worked out.

Disclaimer — The camp deposit fee will not be refundable. 

At this moment, there are no plans for students to leave campus for any means. If a situation arises that a student must go off campus, a faculty member will always be with them. 

Yes — Students will have access to campus Wi-Fi as well as the Maddox Student Activities Center (MSAC) which houses workout areas, three full size courts in a gymnasium, a walking track, a swimming pool and Chick-Fil-A.

Parents may come assist their student to move into their assigned dorm for the week on Monday June 17 at 8:30 AM. They are also invited to attend the campus tour that will follow move in on June 17, 2024 at roughly 10:00 AM with the admissions department. Parents are invited to come to our pinning/completion ceremony Friday, June 21, 2024 at 9:30 AM. Move-out of the dorm rooms will immediately follow. If a parent is unable to attend the ceremony, pickup time will be set at 11:00 AM. 

We also look to share pictures throughout the week on our Carson-Newman Nursing Instagram. .

This allows parents to see the exciting things happening at camp and participants can share with family and friends!

If an emergency arises, we ask that students contact Carson-Newman’s Department of Public Safety at 865-548-9067. 


Megan Patterson

Assistant Professor of Nursing



From the moment you step on campus for our summer camp, you will be immersed in specialty areas that include:

  • Pedatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Emergency
  • Trauma


Seasoned nurses, ER personnel and LIFESTAR flight nurses will also teach students various skills such as:

  • IV Placement
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Urinary catheters
  • Head-to-Toe assessments
  • Flight nursing demonstrations




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