The Innovations Fund

Phase: 2021

Nursing in the 21st Century: Exposing Middle School Students to a Career in Nursing

Project Description:



School nurses from Delaware’s Brandywine School District will pilot an afterschool program that aims to increase awareness of nursing career pathways among students from underrepresented communities. Working with key stakeholders, the project staff will construct and administer a program that focuses on informing middle schoolers, especially students from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds, low-income communities, and boys about potential career opportunities in nursing. The pilot will be administered in three district middle schools during the project year and shared with educators across the state.

Watch Delaware’s Brandywine School District video about the program: