Summer Nicklasson
Summer Nicklasson[email protected]
Summer graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and had an extensive nursing career that included intensive care, oncology, and hospice nursing. Currently Summer is working on her Masters of Education degree at Dominican University. She joins us at Novato High School with a rich background that is perfect for supporting young students looking to pursue health related careers.

About The Program

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The mission of the Novato High School Medical Careers Pathway is to prepare students with the academic, social, and professional skills needed to be college and career ready in the medical fields. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of healthcare careers and topics. In addition to a rigorous and college articulated curriculum, students will be exposed to a multitude of leadership opportunities that include community networking, job shadowing, student research, field trips, and community service.


The medical field continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the 21st century.

Successful candidates applying to post secondary programs have sustained study and practice in the sciences, math, and the humanities as well as internship experiences.

It is these factors that led Novato High to design and implement the Medical Careers Pathway @ NHS.

We are excited to offer for a 4th year this four-year Pathway.  The initial cohort in 2017-18 had 29 students; this year we will accept 34 new students.


Career Profiles Report: Medical Careers