Simmons College

Boston, MA
Since the NCIN grants, Simmons has increased minority and under- represented students in the program by more than 20 percent. Active recruitment of NCIN Scholars sent a message that the Simmons College Department of Nursing is committed to serving all students.

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 Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Rebecca Akonjang
Evelyse Dorcelus
Matthew Favazza
Paul Gould
Elizabeth McKenn
Melisa Philatre
Joanne Philippeaux
Yetunde Sonuyi
Johanne Souffrant
Samara Sousa
Vicky Tankoua
 To help increase the diversity of the school of nursing and health sciences, Simmons College developed an effective recruitment plan, which included developing an agreement with Bennett College, an ethnically diverse college for women. The recruitment plan also included sending mailings to hospital partners, the New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA), and the local chapter of the American Association of Hispanic Nurses (AAHN), as well as hosting social events with these organizations. The local NERBNA and AAHN presidents also serve as mentors to NCIN scholars.


I believe this about nursing… "Nurses are the voices for our patients."