Nursing Explorations (NE)

This Program will be VIRTUAL in 2021. 


Eligibility requirements

Greater Richmond area students in grades 9, 10 and 11 who are interested in exploring a career in nursing and VCU as a college choice.

Program description

NE is a summer program where participants focus on career opportunities in nursing. Participants take a VCU Health Campus tour, a hospital tour and attend lectures featuring various topics about nursing careers.


June 25 -26, 2021


VCU Health Campus. 

Contact information

Karen Hill, Ph.D., RNC-MNN., at (804) 827-1702 or
Theresa  A. Erichsen RN BSN LCCE FACCE IBCLC, at (804) 628-0249 or

NE is a From Jump Rope to Stethoscope (FJR2S) program. FJR2S is a community outreach program offered through the VCU Health System Human Resources’ Office of Workforce Development and Strategy. The goal of this program is to increase the diversity within the health care workforce and to create the VCU Health System workforce of the future.