University of South Florida
The accelerated BSN program posted exceptionally high graduation rates; nearly all scholars (97%) graduated on time. The program’s mentorship and leadership activities helped ensure their academic success and retention during the program.
Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Courses that offered strategies for academic success, participation in student associations, and formal and informal faculty-student mento- ring relationships all contributed to the success of NCIN scholars. During the program, they took advantage of numerous opportunities to enrich their education, including attending a national conference sponsored by the University of South Florida on nurse education and research in veteran’s health. At the conference, they networked with doctorally prepared nurse leaders, learning about nursing’s contributions to research on issues identified by the White House and the Veterans Administration as priorities for veterans’ health. Through a monthly leadership program, the scholars met and spoke with numerous prominent nurse leaders, including nursing school deans, scientists, practitioners, educators, and community leaders.