"CRASH Course nursing camp is for teens in Memphis and the Mid-South interested in pursuing health care careers.

Who should apply?

CRASH Course is open to students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year in high school and have an interest in a nursing career.

How do you choose applicants?

We have an application process that involves your parents, your school, and you. We look at the applications and evaluate the recommendations, the essay, and the student's school performance in attendance and discipline.

How will I know where to go and what to do?

We have several professional nurses that will guide you and help you while you are involved in CRASH Course. You will be assigned a nurse to help you and answer questions you may have.

Who will I meet at CRASH Course?

Aside from making great new friends, campers will meet nurses from several backgrounds and specialties, doctors, radiologists, lab technicians and more. Because campers will spend much of their time at the hospital, campers also will meet real patients, of course.

If I am interested in radiology, lab, or pharmacy can I still attend CRASH Course?

While we would like everyone who attends the camp to look at nursing, the reality is that the camp will provide you insight into all hospital-based professions, not just nursing. Baptist strongly encourages anyone interested in a health care-based profession to apply to the camp.

How much does it cost?

The best part is CRASH Course is offered at no cost to campers. A generous grant from the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation covers all camp expenses. So, what's your excuse? Space is limited, so apply now!

Baptist's Nursing Camp Offers Teens Real Hospital Experience

More than just a summer camp, CRASH Course takes you along for the ride of your life. Working alongside real nurses in Baptist Memorial hospitals, teens can see the true world of nursing. From caring for patients to participating in real nursing classes, campers get to see what it is really like to work in health care.

At CRASH Course, campers...

See health care as it really is – not as TV portrays it. Make friends with similar interests from other schools.
Meet real nurses and doctors, and have an opportunity to ask them questions about what they do - and why they do it. Can use the camp to demonstrate experience and initiative on college applications.
Learn the basics of patient care that apply to any health care profession. Observe real surgeries and procedures in operating suites.
Are exposed to classroom as well as clinical experiences, just like real nursing school! Become part of the Baptist Memorial "family" and take home lots of free, cool stuff!

Camp Locations, Dates, Contacts and Applications (below)

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2019 Camp Locations, Dates, and Contacts

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto
7601 Southcrest Pkwy
Southaven, MS 38671
Basic: June 17 - 21, 2019
Application Deadline:
May 24, 2019

Acceptance Notice:
June 3, 2019
Kimberly Warfield
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle
2520 5th Street, North
Columbus, MS 39705
Basic: June 17 - 21, 2019
Application deadline:
April 26, 2019

Acceptance Notice:
May 7, 2019
Laura Nettles

Brandie Beard
If you are interested in attending the Baptist-Golden Triangle Crash Course, please see the Guidance Counselor at your school.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi
1100 Belk Boulevard
Oxford, MS 38655
Basic: June 10 - 14, 2019
Application deadline:
May 10, 2019

Acceptance Notice:
May 17, 2019
Becca McNichols

Summer Vanderford
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City
1201 Bishop Street
Union City, TN 38261
Basic: June 3 - 7, 2019 and July 8 - 12, 2019
Application Deadline:
April 19, 2019

Acceptance Notice:
May 10, 2019
Lori Brown
731-884-8621 or 731-884-8619

Application Forms

To apply online, please fill out our online form.

If you have previously submitted an application and wish to submit your forms electronically rather than by mail, please click here.

You may also fill out and mail in your application:

CRASH Course Application

In addition to your application, please download these forms and ask your parents/guardians, teachers and school guidance counselors to complete them to submit along with your application.
CRASH Course Application Certification
(authorization form for parents/guardians)
CRASH Course Certificate of Immunization Compliance
CRASH Course Guidance Counselors Recommendation Form
CRASH Course Personal Profile Form
CRASH Course Teacher Recommendation Form

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