University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY
 NCIN scholars had the opportunity to provide health care in more rural and frontier parts of the state, and helped the school expand its “footprint” in those areas.

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Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Brandy Colvin
Jessie Grigsby
Ruth Johnson
Hana Kim
Eli Thornton
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Richard Akers
William Birmingham
Rachel Gannon
Ryan Kiser
James Montana
Daniel Shinn
Walter Wall
Christina Weickum
Matthew Wright
Teresa Wright
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Amy Chavez
Amanda Duffy
Anthony Getz
Gabriel Hergenreter
Andrew Kerrigan
Roger Martin
Jeffrey Reynolds
Tyler Stevenson
Annita Uwamahoro
Kody Zillar
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Carmella Coles
Jennifer Cook
Dounia Mouhouche
Joi Smith
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Jonathon Banet
Sheron Cox
John Fitch
Felicia McAfee
Nicole Wiese
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Christopher Busch
Joseph DeLuca
Nathan Hammerstrom
Jesse Moore
Kevin Plowman
 The NCIN grants helped increase the diversity of students in the Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree (BRAND) program, a unique accelerated and distance program. BRAND has enabled Wyoming to “grow its own” nurses, including many who will serve in its most remote areas. Thanks in part to NCIN, BRAND has been able to provide care in more underserved areas; encourage its clinical partners to provide faculty; recruit more men and underrepresented students; and enroll more economically disadvantaged students in its BSN program. The NCIN program includes numerous leadership and mentoring activities, and has resulted in updates to the nursing curriculum. The school also made both its Pre-Entry Immersion Program and its leadership activities available to all accelerated BSN students.


Five $10,000 nursing scholarships may seem like a drop in the bucket to some, but for University of Wyoming’s Associate Lecturer Carrie Deselms, coordinator of Bachelors Reach for Accelerated Nursing Degree (BRAND), it “is significant...” 


"I've realized that health care is 'predictive, personalized, preemptive and participatory'." 

I believe this about nursing… “Nurses dispense health, hope and self-respect, as well as doses of care and compassion.”

I believe this about nursing..."Nursing plays an important role in society in helping to assure a necessary balance between illness, health maintenance, and health education."