Summer Nursing Symposium

Southern CT State University's (SCSU) School of Nursing is committed to increasing student awareness of nursing and broader health care issues by engaging community partners and increasing diversity in nursing practice. In collaboration with Yale New Haven Hospital, SCSU has designed the Summer Nursing Symposium to engage students of diverse backgrounds with opportunities to: interactively learn nursing skills; learn how to prepare for college; connect with nurses, students, and faculty at SCSU and YNHH; and gain practical health skills and knowledge for everyday use..

This summer, the program will be held July 8th – July 19th 2024.

The application for Summer 2024 is now closed.




  • Rising Sophomores and Juniors in high school in good academic standing
  • CT Resident
  • Participants must be available for the entire duration of the program
  • Participants must be on time and stay for the duration of each day, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
A clinical nursing classroom

A clinical nursing classroom

A group of students and instructor in an outdoor setting

Students in a laboratory setting

Program Activities

  • Breaking down the barriers to college
  • Introduction to the nursing role and responsibilities
  • Professional guest speakers
  • Understanding health equity
  • Increasing health literacy
  • Diversity in nursing
  • Simulation experiences
  • CPR training / certification
  • Narcan training
  • Tourniquet training
  • RN shadow experience
  • ...and more!


Through a partnership between Yale New Haven Health and the College of Health & Human Services, School of Nursing, and University programming, we are able to keep the program free of charge for participants. Each participant receives breakfast, lunch, snacks, and programming supplies such as t-shirts, notebooks, and pens, SCSU/YNHH lanyard, etc.


The program accepts donations made online designated to the "College of Health and Human Services".

Sponsor This Program



National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Yale New Haven Health

Summer Nursing Symposium at Southern Connecticut State University

2023 Participating High Schools

  • Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School
  • Hill Regional Career High School
  • James Hillhouse High School
  • New Haven Academy
  • Sound School
  • Wilbur Cross High School
  • Branford High School
  • Bullard Havens Tech High School
  • Bunnell High School
  • Derby High School
  • Fairfield Warde
  • Hamden High School
  • Jonathan Law High School
  • Kolbe Cathedral High School
  • Maloney High School
  • North Haven High School
  • Warren Harding High School