You must meet the age requirement by the start date of the program.
Care Navigator Scholar
Winter & Spring Break Scholars
|18+||Enrolled in or graduated from an accredited college or university (2-year or 4-year)||None|
|Junior Health Scholar||16-18||Enrolled in a high school or early-start university program||None|
|Licensed Nurse Scholar||18+||Graduated from an accredited nursing program||Registered Nurse|
|Student Nurse Scholar||18+||Enrolled in the Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Long Beach City College.||None|
|International Winter Study Tours||16+ (high school)
|Enrolled in or graduated from an accredited high school, secondary school, college or university||None|
All students are required to carry personal health insurance that meets “minimum essential coverage” as defined by Affordable Care Act (ACA). Students are not covered by COPE Health Solutions’ or the hospital site’s worker’s compensation insurance.
Scholars must read and speak English. For most programs, English fluency or advanced proficiency is required. For International Study Tours, intermediate English proficiency is required. All instruction is conducted in English.
Scholars must obtain an appropriate visa for participation in the program
Scholars must pass a background check.
Current immunizations are required of all students. These requirements vary somewhat by site. Specific instructions on immunization requirements will be reviewed by the site when you interview for the program.
General immunization records and/or titers include:
Be prepared to possibly have titers taken – this involves a blood test to check your immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases. Titers are required by some, but not all, hospital sites.
Additional health screenings are required at some program sites. Information will be provided at orientation/interview sessions and clearance appointments.
CPR Certification is required for most programs, and is included in the cost of tuition for some programs. Please see the below chart for requirements.
For the Health Scholar and Licensed Nurse Scholar programs, proof of certification must be submitted at the clearance appointment. You do not need to have the CPR Certificate prior to applying. The required certification is Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from the American Heart Association. A classroom course is required – online courses are not acceptable. We offer a discount through a preferred vendor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
|Program||CPR Required?||Included in tuition?|
|Health Scholar||Yes||No – discounted course available|
|Health Scholar – Summer Intensive||Yes||Yes|
|Junior Health Scholar||No||N/A|
|Licensed Nurse Scholar||Yes||No – discounted course available|
|Summer Pre-Med Scholar||Yes||Yes|
|Winter & Spring Break Scholars||Yes||Yes|
|International Health Scholar – High School Winter program||Optional||Yes|
|International Health Scholar – College Winter program||Optional||Yes|