Oregon Health & Science University
Across the school, the NCIN project increased awareness, focused attention, and enhanced the commitment to diversifying the student body. It has also contributed to the development of a school of nursing diversity action plan.
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Annie Burton Leary
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Tania Quispe Diaz
NCIN scholarships were awarded to students on two university campuses that offered accelerated baccalaureate programs. Some activities were completed together, including monthly leadership meetings, and others were held on the separate campuses with local engagement. Scholars from both campuses attended the National Student Nurses Association meeting and connected for a leadership meeting and social activities. Scholars become a tightly knit group of students who supported each other. Mentoring was a challenge on one campus, in Ashland, where there were no students from previous cohorts to serve as mentors. Instead, those students paired with mentors who had a second degree but were enrolled in the three-year baccalaureate program.