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Nursing Boot Camp

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ULM High School Nursing Boot Camp

June 25* - 28, 2024

All high school students are invited to attend the University of Louisiana Monroe's Nursing Boot Camp! At Nursing Boot Camp, you will spend four days immersing yourself in various nursing fields, including disaster nursing, surgical nursing, and more. You will learn important skills like how to take blood pressure and you will even have the opportunity to learn bystander CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. 

*Overnight campers may check-in the evening of June 24. 

Registration is closed.


A nursing instructor points to a dummy on a hospital bed in a lab. Students surround her and listen. A student draws fake blood from a prosthetic in a classroom lab while her instructor looks on. A teacher and student wear scrubs. The teacher points to various medical instruments on a table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can come to Nursing Boot Camp?

All high school students ages 15 and up are invited to Nursing Boot Camp, including May 2024 graduates.

How much does Nursing Boot Camp cost?

Nursing Boot Camp is $100 per student. Overnight campers may stay in an on-campus Residential Hall for $20 per night for a double occupancy room.

How do I register for Nursing Boot Camp?

Registration is now closed. Registration will open for Nursing Boot Camp soon. To register, you will need to:

1. Complete the online registration form.

2. Complete your payment. Check your email for payment information.

3. The student and their guardian must complete and sign the Student Information Packet and email to

What do I wear to Nursing Boot Camp?

ULM High School Nursing Boot Camp is a hands-on learning experience in ULM classrooms and laboratories. You will be moving around like a real nurse, so be sure to wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

I am staying overnight. What do I pack?

In addition to your personal clothes and toiletries, be sure to bring sheets for an XL twin bed or a sleeping bag, a blanket, pillow and pillowcase, bath towels and washcloths, phone charger, and alarm clock (if not using one on a phone).

Are meals included?

All breakfasts are included in Nursing Boot Camp. Students may purchase lunch and dinner on their own at the HUB. Students may bring up to two guests to attend a banquet luncheon on the last day of camp. This banquet cost is included in the camp fee.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Contact Dr. Kennedy at for all questions.

Camp Schedule

Monday, June 24 (Overnight Campers Only)

Check-In at Residential Hall from 5 - 7 p.m.


Tuesday, June 25

8 a.m. - Check-In and Welcome Breakfast at Kitty DeGree Hall

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Camp Activities


Wednesday, June 26

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Camp Activities


Thursday, June 27

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Camp Activities


Friday, June 28

8 - 11 a.m. - Camp Activities

Noon - Family Banquet at Bayou Pointe Event Center

Residential Hall Check-Out Following Lunch


Support Nursing Boot Camp

Would you or your business like to support ULM Nursing Boot Camp? You can donate at the link below or mail a check made payable to "ULM Fondation" with "Nursing Boot Camp" in the memo line to the address below:

ULM Foundation
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71201

Make a Gift to Nursing Boot Camp!

ULM Kitty Degree School of Nursing

The Kitty DeGree School of Nursing strongly promotes excellence and professionalism while guiding students through a transformative education.

Baccalaureate nursing graduates at ULM receive a broad based general educational foundation inclusive of history, English, science, and arts. Graduates receive education in all aspects of nursing care and are prepared to work in a variety of health care environments.

The primary mission of the Kitty DeGree School of Nursing is to offer a specialized program of study of the art and science of nursing. Graduates are prepared to succeed and contribute through safe and effective practice as beginning professional nurses and/or masters prepared nurses in a variety of health care settings.