A team of three universities in Nurse.coms New York region has won a $10,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to build upon programs supporting RWJFs New Careers in Nursing program.
New York University in Manhattan, SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing in Brooklyn and Stony Brook (N.Y.) University were recognized for their NCIN Alumni Toolkit project, according to a news release.
The New York group was among four teams of schools to receive Innovations in Accelerated Nursing Education grants to develop and enhance educational projects to implement innovative approaches to accelerated nursing education that can be taken to scale and replicated in a variety of educational settings.
NCIN was created eight years ago by RWJF and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce by providing scholarships to people from underrepresented groups in nursing to earn accelerated baccalaureate or masters degrees in nursing.
Schools of nursing that received NCIN grants to provide these scholarships report success in recruiting and retaining minority and male nursing students and making their institutions more diverse and inclusive, the release said.
Two new grants, Innovations in Accelerated Nursing Education and the Legacy Program, will fund teams of nursing schools that have received NCIN grants.