What Is SCOOP?
SCOOP stands for the Student Career Opportunity Outreach Program. The program was designed by Boston Children's Hospital nurses to introduce children, youth, and young adults to nursing career opportunities. SCOOP is just one of the hospital's nursing initiatives addressing the nursing shortage crisis. This program aims to educate and inspire our youth to consider nursing as a career.
SCOOP applications for the summer of 2013 are no longer being accepted.
What Does SCOOP Offer?
Boston Children's Hospital SCOOP nurses visit schools in the greater Boston area. Our pediatric nurses educate students about:
- Why nursing as a profession may be of interest to them
- The training and education necessary to be a nurse
- What's special about pediatric nursing
SCOOP nurses speak to any size audience - from individual classrooms to auditorium assemblies! Flexibility is one of our nursing qualities!
Hospital Field Trips/Panel
Our SCOOP nurses host school field trips to the hospital. SCOOP field trips include:
- A hospital tour
- A panel discussion with a variety of specialty nurses
Field Trips are offered seven times per academic year for a limited number of students.
For more information about Field Trips, please call Eva Gomez at 617-355-8524.
For more information contact:
Eva Gomez, MSN, RN-BC, CPN