photo credit: Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA, FAAN.
The Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Mentoring for Student Retention and NCLEX Success trainings were two-day workshops for nursing faculty on mentorship designed to increase diversity in the African American/Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) nursing workforce.
Our mentor-training workshops have reached nursing programs at more than 100 schools, including:
- Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
- Hispanic serving institutions (HSIs)
- American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) serving institutions
We’ve partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, the White House Initiative on HBCUs, the Indian Health Service, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and several national nursing organizations—alliances that will further our future efforts.
We’ve engaged our network of state affiliates in Diverse Nurse activities. For example,
- The Campaign’s Maryland Action Coalition inspired three HBCUs to seek federal funding, which is now supporting mentorship for nursing students statewide.
- The Campaign’s Pennsylvania Action Coalition facilitated a mentoring program for nursing students at Lincoln University, an HBCU. Impressively, 100 percent of mentored students maintained a GPA of 3.6 or higher in their last semester and were on track with their post-graduation goals.
Video: What Every Mentors Needs to Know
American Indian/Alaska Native serving institution Mentoring Curriculum for Nursing Faculty
Participating Schools of Nursing
Action Coalition and
Key Contacts List