Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT
 Almost all of Southern Connecticut State University’s nursing students practice in the state after graduation. NCIN’s grants have directly benefited the state, which the Health Resources and Services Administration predicted will face a shortage of nurses.

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Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Lauren Boggs
Lesley Charles
Jonathan Cooke
Kimberly Cornell
Theodore Hendrickson
Maryann Linden
Anne Orwa
Jennifer Sheldon
Matthew Witkovic
Amy Zipf
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Kikeloma Adetola
Erich Berantuo
Allisa Kallgren
Daniel Kennedy
Dana Milton
Nonyelum Nwachukun
Nathan Pildis
Beret Ravenscroft
Jonathan Ruben
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Nicole Antunes
Dustin Morrissette
Evan Riveccio
Robert Sambat
Cecilia Wanjiru
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Veronica Akinade
Nicole Heillman
Alexander Krampovitis
Shuhua Lee
Stephen Majoros
Janile Nelson
Belinda Quayson
James Wenkert
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Fredrick Etroo
William Fechteler
John LeBlanc
Kwadwo Owusu
Maria Pacheo
Karina Perez
Alison Shea
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Maria del Mar Mazza
Victoria Ruiz
Kazuha Steele
Keith Sykes 
 To recruit diverse students and foster a culture that embraces diversity, the school of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University has conducted outreach to health care agencies in the area; continued a partnership with Eastern Connecticut State University; engaged with campus organizations such as the Black Student Union, the Organization of Latina American Students, and the South Asian Student Association; worked collaboratively with the university’s Multicultural Center; and conducted information sessions about the program at club meetings to in- crease awareness. Scholars’ leadership activities involve community outreach, including a Wellness Education Day for families at the YMCA, a health information fair at a senior center, and a blood pressure screening/diabetic education session at a local soup kitchen.


I believe this about nursing..."Nursing is tough!"

 I believe this about nursing..."Nursing is the jazz improvisation of healthcare."
 I believe this about nursing... "It is not just a job."
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