Nursing Camp

Discover what it takes to become a nurse who demonstrates God’s love while caring for people in need.

At Nursing Camp, you’ll get practical instruction in the basics of patient care and medical processes. Learn how to wash your hands like a nurse, accurately administer medication, and other procedures.

You’ll also build foundational skills in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology—a snapshot of your future studies if you decide that nursing is the career path for you.

Registration is open to campers from 14 to 18 years old who have just completed or are entering grades 9–12.

Camp Dates

June 30–July 4
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the sciences in PCC’s modern nursing lab where you’ll learn about bacteria, body systems, and other concepts essential to patient care.


fundamental nursing procedures such as taking vital signs and listening for the sounds of healthy heart and lung function.


hands-on training in performing CPR, locating a pulse, and conducting basic patient assessments with high fidelity simulators.

Preparing for Nursing Camp

Bring your own stethoscope or order one for $15 by contacting us at least two weeks before camp.


What to Expect

Insight from registered nurses
Exposure to lab equipment and technology
Practice with basic medical tools
Engaging instruction with an emphasis on Christian values
Daily Bible challenges
And more!


However you spend your free time, you’ll be spending it with newfound friends. From climbing the rock wall, to cooling off at the ice-skating rink or testing your skills on the FlowRider—it’s all waiting for you.

Meet Your Camp Director

Miss Heather Hartkopf
Miss Heather Hartkopf

Since joining the PCC’s nursing faculty in 2011, Miss Hartkopf has taught a variety of nursing classes while giving hands-on clinical instruction in medical-surgical, psychiatric, and critical care at local hospitals. Miss Hartkopf now serves as chair of PCC’s nursing department, a role which allows her to provide support to students and faculty as she oversees the nursing program curriculum.

Miss Hartkopf views nursing as a ministry. Traveling on medical missions trips and serving as a camp nurse have given her many opportunities to use nursing to reach people for Christ. As she shares her nursing experiences, she desires to inspire her students to become the excellent nurses God has called them to be.

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Your Nursing Camp Instructors

Nursing instructors from Pensacola Christian College with years of experience work alongside you all week. They share personal insight and helpful tips on caring for patients in a variety of settings.