Rutgers- Formerly University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Newark, NJ
Rutgers will continue to work on recruiting and retaining students from backgrounds underrepresented in nursing to help increase the diversity of the health care workforce.

This grant relationship began before the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey was integrated into Rutgers.

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 Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Lucinda Amissah
Adebayo Arowolo
Natalia Berrios
Renee Brown
Dorelis Cambero
Samantha Curvin
Sylvana Garcia
Paul Godfrey
Tywanna Hamilton
Omobola Ilesamne
Jennifer Jasmin
Franckline Joseph
Carissa Lopes
Christina Martinez
Lanrewaju Martins
Janis Moya
William Ngwa
Oludamilola Oduntan
Freda Osei
Esther Osoro
Mia Primas
Suleima Rosario
Daniel Ruiz
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Barbara Alvares
Kirkwood Bodden
Davelle Bynum
Tania Carchi
Virlyn Gibson-Toure
Lauren Harris
Latoya Hutchinson
Natasha James
Vanessa Jean
Temitayo Kolawole
Martine Levy
Sharon Lewis
Anne Mbui
Natacha Medulme
Jennings Mekoba
Juanita Mole
Megan Muzycek
Cynthia Noviewoo
Ijeoma Okeke
Kelly Soto
Carolyn St. Hilaire
Deptina Valree
Justin Wilson
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Mame Afrane
Alyssa Cabrera
Jacklyn Gordon
Melissa Jimenez
Karen Korley
NCIN helped the University of Medicine and Dentistry NJ (UMDNJ) increase enrollment of underrepresented and economically challenged nursing students. To recruit, enroll, and retain a diverse student body and increase the diversity of program graduates, the school of nursing added faculty and staff; instituted academic support programs on two campuses; identified and supported students at academic risk; launched a peer-mentoring initiative that paired ethnically diverse students so they would work together; and built relationships with minority nursing associations to identify role models and mentors. The program provided opportunities for NCIN scholars to develop their leadership and mentor- ship skills by mentoring incoming scholars, presenting at recruitment events, and serving as representatives on school committees.


This I believe about nursing… “Caregiving is the most gratifying experience”