Student Recruitment Practices

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 Leslie McKeon, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, is an associate professor and assistant dean for Student Affairs at the College of Nursing. In 2009, she was awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop and evaluate the Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse Leader Program (CNL). Dr. McKeon attended West Chester State College where she received her baccalaureate degree in nursing. She received a master's degree in community health nursing administration from the University of Arizona and her PhD in 2004 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. McKeon has more than 25 years of nursing administrative experience in home health care, hospice, acute rehabilitation, and long term care (CCRC).


 Session Overview:

This session will highlight the importance of organizational leadership in the recruitment of a diverse population of students. This presentation will describe various recruitment strategies that have achieved successful outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss how these modalities may be applied to their unique school environment.  The NCIN Recruitment Toolkit will be introduced as a resource to assist program liaisons with their recruitment efforts.  

 Session Objective:

1.               Define the importance of leadership roles in recruiting a diverse student population.



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