University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
 Students reported that they initially felt overwhelmed by the two-day
PIP orientation but later in the semester recognized and appreciated how the information was helping them with their studies.

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 Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Jason Baldwin
Ja-Lin Chen
Alison Clarkson
Courtney Edwards
Amber Hampton
Ashley James
David Pair
Shannon Polson
Deondra Wheeler
Bohdan Woloschuk
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Jolisa Evans
Kiajuana Hampton
Rita Hernandez
Jeremy Jordan
Tiffany Oliver
Nathaniel Owens
Bela Patel
Brittany Sims
Forrest Watkins
Jasmine Wilson
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Saphia Beckles
Eric Brown
Justin DuBois
Joshua Hicks
Tiffany James
Nicole Leshoure
Jessica Rollins
The NCIN program helped the school of nursing refine its accelerated MSN program (AMNP). The school made the Pre-Entry Immersion Program (PIP) available to all students in the AMNP program to introduce them to the accelerated learning process and help them with time management skills, study skill development, professional socialization, and transitions to nurse leadership. The faculty provided shadowing opportunities for AMNP students in their clinical specialty areas so they would be exposed to a variety of advanced practices. NCIN also helped the school improve its recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students.


I believe this about nursing…"Being a nurse means being able to care for others with a pure heart rather than just meeting the title requirements." 

I've realized that 'nursing goes beyond helping others in their time of need'.