SCD Nursing Bootcamp
October 30 - November 3, 2023
Application Deadline: August 1, 2023
Sickle Cell Nursing Boot Camp
The Sickle Cell Boot Camp to Promote Nursing Excellence Nationally and Globally Utilizing a Train the Trainer Model addresses the critical need for specialized education and training for nurses who care for sickle cell patients.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects 100,000 people in the U.S., but education about the disease in nursing schools is limited. To address the gap, a pilot Sickle Cell Boot Camp for Nursing Excellence was offered in 2022 with funding from a $50,000 grant from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc (GBT). A second grant from GBT for $100,000 will allow program expansion using a train-the-trainer model in April, 2023. This effort is a collaboration of the UTHSC College of Nursing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA).
This group of nurses from around the country met to develop the curriculum for the pilot program of the Sickle Cell Boot Camp for Nursing Excellence.
Program Overview and Goals
The Sickle Cell Boot Camp to Promote Nursing Excellence Nationally and Globally Utilizing a Train the Trainer Model will be held October 30 - November 3, 2023, at the UTHSC College of Nursing. This program will include all the information provided in the original 2021-2022 Nursing Boot Camp. But it will be expanded to include the Train the Trainer Model to empower nurses to become SCD nurse educators at their institutions.
Application and Eligibility
Who: This program is geared toward nurses who provide care and develop nursing policies for patients with SCD, including bedside and clinic nurses, nurse managers and administrators, and nurses in academia with a focus on SCD. Applicants must be registered nurses actively involved with the SCD patient community.
What: This is a five-day, in-person, interactive event. Space is limited.
When: Boot Camp is scheduled for October 30 - November 3, 2023.
Where: UTHSC College of Nursing in Memphis, TN.
Cost: This is free to participants. Funding is provided by GBT Therapeutics, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and the University of TN Health Science Center School of Nursing. Transportation, food, and lodging will be provided for out-of-town participants in the nursing bootcamp.