Attracting More Students to Nursing

Career program focuses on students from underrepresented communities.

Visiting high school students in the simulation lab.
Visiting high school students in the simulation lab.

Dr. Nadine Englert, professor of nursing, has received $15,000 from the Promise of Nursing for Pennsylvania to support a College and Career Immersion Program to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the nursing workforce.
 
Funding for the grant program, administered by the Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association, was contributed by several hospitals and health care agencies in the Pennsylvania area, by Johnson & Johnson, and by national companies with an interest in supporting nursing education. The funds were raised at a gala fundraising event sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
 
Dr. Englert coordinated the first visit of high school students on January 31 and the second visit on April 17. Students from Woodland Hills, Perry, and McKeesport were in attendance.
 
“The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive,” Dr. Englert said.