Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA
 Boston College is now recognized as a place where diverse students are welcomed, supported, and mentored so they will become expert advanced practice registered nurses and nurse leaders.

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 Round 1: 2008-2009
Jennifer Chang
Shandon Halland
Vanessa Jacques
David Jaffe
Karen Jennings
David Johnson
Charmaine Lastimoso
Dana Mars
Katerina Mooers
Nicholas Simms
James Taylor
Geoffrey Whitley
Karam Yoo
Round 3: 2010-2011
Lakhani Barry
Alice Bass
Puja Bhagat
Amy Chan
Jennifer Echo
Erica Lopes (Newkirk)
Kacie Nakamura
Somatra Simpson
Round 4: 2011-2012
Cattleya Buranasombati
Keturah Edwards
Richard McCartney
Diana Paris
Round 5: 2012-2013
Christa Jean-Baptise
Christina Martinez
Kathleen Miley
Breahna Williams
Round 6: 2013-2014
Sara Fechner
Vincent Glaviano
Joshua Holewinski
Rozalia Kocjan
Yassmina Macer
Valeriya Mikhailova
James Nicholson
Nadee Siriwardana
Round 7: 2014-2015
Christopher Hallett
John Haupert
Gabriella Marciante
Samantha Oliveria
David Schaffner
Joshua Tweddell
Ellen Walsh
Katherine Whang
 NCIN scholarships helped support students in Boston College’s direct master’s entry program, and in particular students from groups underrepresented in nursing. These scholarships also changed the culture at the school of nursing by facilitating the diversification of the student body. Diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and thought have, in turn, reduced ethnocentricity and enriched the school’s culture and the cultural awareness and competence of faculty and students. Diversification is a strategic goal for the Boston College School of Nursing and to meet this goal, the school received NCIN grants as well as funds from other sources, including the Helene Fuld Foundation and a Health Resources and Services Administration Nursing Workforce Diversity grant.


I believe this about nursing… “As a field, it provides a natural foundation and environment in which to nurture and develop a career advocating for social justice and health equity.”  

This I believe about nursing… “It can give people the tools to change another’s life.”

This I believe about nursing… “It has given me the opportunity to be a leader in developing patient care and education while providing comfort and support.”

I believe this about nursing, Nursing is a catalyst for change; it is undeniable proof that medical expertise and compassion do not have to be mutually exclusive concepts.

I believe this about nursing… "Nursing will allow me to positively influence a patient’s experience every day."