Nurse Camp

MultiCare Nurse Camp - July 9 - 13th, 2018

MultiCare Nurse Camp

Are you a current high school sophomore or junior wondering what it would be like to be a nurse or allied health professional?

MultiCare’s Annual Nurse Camp is a unique opportunity to explore these exciting careers — and thanks to gracious donations from a variety of community organizations and businesses, including MultiCare Health System, the MultiCare Nurse Camp is FREE!

Our goal is to encourage, inspire, and support students who are considering nursing or allied health professions, such as pharmacy, radiology, or physical therapy.

At the 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp, from 8:30am - 4:30pm, July 9th-13th, you’ll join professional nurses and other allied health care providers as they care for patients in the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Cancer Center, Labor & Delivery, Pediatric Care, and Adult Surgical Care areas at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital in Tacoma, WA. You will also participate in hands-on station rotations, mock codes, and even visit a local nursing school. In short, you’ll get a firsthand, behind the scenes look at the multifaceted world of nursing and allied health.

Nurse Camp Crew in Ambulance - Waving

The 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp, July 9th-13th, is a free five-day camp based out of MultiCare Tacoma General and MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospitals, and is held from approximately 8:30am - 4:00pm, daily.

At the end of the 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp, you’ll walk away with nursing skills, knowledge of health careers, nursing scrubs, new friends, a more focused future, and wonderful memories. Completion of the MultiCare Nurse Camp is an excellent addition to college and employment applications.

Nurse Camp Student with Test PatientCurrent high school sophomores and juniors in Pierce, South King, Kitsap, and North Thurston Counties, who are interested in nursing or other health-related career and motivated to learn more, are eligible to apply.

Approximately 100 students who are current sophomores and juniors at the time of application, and have not participated before in MultiCare Nurse Camp, will be accepted.

Students will be admitted based on a total score awarded for all elements of their application, including a personal statement and a reference, as outlined on the application checklist.


The Nurse Camp application window is now open and will be available through March 2nd, 2018 at 5pm.

Submission Methods (choose one)

  1. All Online - *Preferred Method of Submission*
    1) You must complete your online application using the "Application Form/Submission" button below.
    2) Review the requirements and have your recommender complete/submit their Letter of Recommendation (LOR) using the "LOR Requirements and Submission" button below. 
    3) Upload your official or unofficial School Transcript using the "Transcript Submission" button below. 

  1. Online & Using Mail (USPS)
    1) You must complete the electronic version of the application online using the "Application Form/Submission" button below.
    2 & 3) If you are having difficulty uploading the Letter of Recommendation and/or the official or unofficial School Transcript, through our online methods below (or you prefer to send via mail) - the alternative method of submission would be to send them via USPS mail, in ONE envelope to the address below:

MultiCare Center for Healthy Living & Health Equity

Attention: 2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp

c/o Sheri Mitchell

PO Box 5299, Mailstop: 409-2-CHL

Tacoma, WA 98415

2018 MultiCare Nurse Camp Submission Checklist

1) Application Form and Essay Questions: You must complete the application in its entirety (button below), incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application Form/Submission

2) Letter of Recommendation (LOR): Please view the requirements for the letter of recommendation (button below) and have your science teacher, academic advisor, employer, volunteer supervisor, or mentor who knows about your goals of becoming a nurse or related health professional, upload an electronic letter of recommendation (on official letter head, using the button below).

LOR Requirements and Submission

3) School Transcript: A current & official or unofficial high school transcript must be submitted (button below). Ask your counselor how to obtain yours. 

Transcript Submission

Your online Application, Letter of Recommendation, and School Transcript are due by 5pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018 (received by, not postmarked by this date).

Early submission of your application is highly encouraged as only the first 250 complete applications will be considered. The online application form will be posted online until the maximum of 250 complete applications are received or until the application deadline of March 2nd, 2018 - whichever comes first.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants will receive an admission decision via email no later than May 1, 2018.

Contact Us

Questions? Please email [email protected]. A response will be delivered within 24-48 business hours.

Do you enjoy working with high school youth? Are you interested in supporting the operations of Nurse Camp and providing encouragement to students interested in pursuing a health care career?

If so, please consider volunteering at our 15th Annual Nurse Camp: July 9th- 13th, 2018. Volunteers are essential to the success of the Nurse Camp! All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Days and hours are negotiable. Health care experience is welcomed, but not required. To volunteer, please email [email protected].

How Do I Apply?

Applications and instructions can be found under the “Application” section above.

The MultiCare Nurse Camp application process is highly competitive. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only the first 250 complete applications will be considered. Therefore, early submittal of your application packet is highly recommended.

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].