The purpose of the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) grant is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including ethnic and racial minorities who are underrepresented among registered nurses and individuals who are educationally and/or economically disadvantaged. The goals of the NWD program at Francis Marion University are to establish an innovative nursing advisement/mentorship program for identified disadvantaged freshmen students by implementing a holistic admissions process. The nursing advisement/mentorship program includes collaboration with external and internal partners and financial support, to increase the number of disadvantaged students admitted to the upper division nursing program, the retention rate, and the number of disadvantaged students attaining their baccalaureate RN to decrease regional workforce disparities.

FMU graduate students may apply to work as mentors of pre-nursing undergraduate students.

Stipend

$3,500 per eligible semester

Eligibility

  1. Be enrolled full- or part-time in the MSN, M.Ed, MBA, or MSAP program;
  2. Be a citizen of the United States, a non-citizen national of the United States, or a foreign national who possesses a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

To Apply

Click here to download the application form.

Return completed applications to:

Suzan M. Orrico, Grant Manager
CCHS 353
PO Box 100547
Florence, SC 29502-0547

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.

More Information

For any questions about the NWD grant or the application process please contact:

John Nolette, Grant Assistant
JNolette@fmarion.edu
843.661.4696

Suzan M. Orrico, Grant Manager
SOrrico@fmarion.edu
843.661.1667

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #D19HP30845, Nursing Workforce Diversity, $456,794, 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.