Nursing Explorers (for ages 16 - 20)


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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.

If you are considering becoming 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 each October and ends in May of the following year. Participants will attend 9 monthly sessions and 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


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
or contact a Boy Scouts of America rep at 615/463-6293 or 615/383-9724.