University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
 NCIN scholars at UCLA said the NCIN grants made them feel appreciated and that their experiences coming from disadvantaged communities were respected in the program.

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 Round 1: 2008 – 2009
David Grzechowiak
Kia Jeffers
Susan Kim
Grace Kelly Lopez
Jessica Louie
Drew Niedenthal
Christina Rascon
Joan Santos
Monroe Tinker
Lauren Willis
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Howard Booth
Robert Maxwell
Richard Passmore
Desiree Thomas
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Austyn Castro
Monica Gonzalez
Stacy Hill
Jonathan Sandoval
Jewel Thompson
UCLA’s school of nursing serves as a major pipeline to help meet the need for a diverse, well-qualified, and highly educated nursing workforce. NCIN program coordinators report that the NCIN tools, including the Mentoring and Leadership Development Toolkits and the Pre-Entry Immersion Program, were extremely helpful and easy to use. Nineteen of UCLA’s 20 NCIN scholars completed the accelerated MSN program, passed the NCLEX, and are employed at hospitals in California.