West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV
As a result of their involvement with NCIN, nurse educators at West Virginia University wove themes of cultural sensitivity, cultural awareness, and acceptance of diversity throughout the nursing school

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Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Shana Barr
Robert Campbell
Jessica Davison
Sarah Henson
Benjamin Huggins
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Danielle Castillo
Thomas Collins
Tara Forth
Ashley Lake
Roma Nair
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
In Young Kim
Chrisy Stahl
Jason Wampler
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Dale Childs
Elysa Hoard
Chinwe Oparah
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Michael Bellisario
Brent Bowman
Jennifer Lehosit
Alisa Melendez
Hongyan Wu
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
John Barnes
Lauren Hull
Jonathan Kriss
Luisa Padilla
Laura Senic
Kristie Weaver
 Twelve percent of applicants to the university’s NCIN program were from backgrounds underrepresented in nursing, while only five percent of the state’s population is from underrepresented backgrounds. Program officials credit their marketing materials, which included articles in a local newspaper and on the university’s website, advertisements, and outreach to alumni, faculty, and career and campus groups, for their success. The NCIN scholars participated in leadership and mentorship activities. They sat on a West Virginia University Health Sciences Center committee on interprofessional collaboration. They learned how legislation affects nursing practice. They were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society for nursing. And they attended the national convention of the National Student Nurses Association.