Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA
The scholars reported greater awareness of organizational structures that support professional practice and the commitment, work, and rewards involved in leadership positions.

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 Round 1: 2008-2009
Mavia Barnes
Mary Jo Coll
Jason Ferraro
Roxanne Hanley
Krystal Hart
Tinu Kottukappallil - Joseph
Michal Kusnetz
Xiang Li
Aliya Rogers
Round 3: 2010-2011
Alison Davis
Sean Deiter
Jonathan Gascho
Peter Hendler
Mauriccia Johnson
Joyce Lee
John Noerpel
Brittany Nogales
Patrick O'Dunne
Sidonie Salmon
Round 6: 2013-2014
Melva Avila
Philip Chu
Molly Grove
Pantelis Skulikdis
Charity Witherspoon
Each NCIN scholar was paired with a faculty mentor and had the opportunity to shadow a nurse, attend research events, and participate in dinners with nursing experts. These structured mentoring activities enhanced scholars’ knowledge of the day-to-day responsibilities of professional nurses in various specialties, opening their eyes to new possibilities as they prepared to continue their education and/or enter the job market. Scholars also attended the annual convention of the National Student Nurses’ Association, where they networked with peers and learned about leadership opportunities.


This I believe about nursing… “It is the most challenging and most fulfilling experience of my life.”

This I believe about nursing….“Nursing will allow me to be there for people as a nurturer, provider and advocate in some of the most crucial, difficult and wonderful moment of their lives.”

I believe this about nursing... "Nursing is about passion and commitment to ensuring that quality and effective care is being provided."