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The NCIN program awarded more than 3,500 scholarships to students enrolled in accelerated bachelor's or master's degree nursing programs. The program was instituted across the nation and directly impacted 130 schools and more than 3,500 scholars. By sharing this impact we hope to further the goals of the program and effect all of nursing.





Help alleviate the national nursing shortage Supported 130 schools of nursing in 41 states and Washington, D.C. with over $35 million in funding support
Increase diversity of nursing professionals Awarded 3,517 scholarships to disadvantaged and minority students
Expand capacity in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs Provided over $899,500 in technical assistance to support program development and expansion
Expand the pipeline of potential in nurse faculty Fostered an interest in 76% of scholars to pursue graduate studies in nursing


Learn more about the impact of NCIN and our Doctoral Advancement in Nursing Program (DAN) using the links to the following pages:

National Data Set Resources

The only research of its kind, these data sets consist of over 400 variables available to researchers. The data represents the most complete research culled from nursing students to date, and utilized survey questions about their career interests, academic support, barriers to completion, borrowing patterns, and initial job placement.

Focus Areas

NCIN focused on six key areas to help grantees improve their nursing programs and advance nursing scholars: mentorship, leadership, pre-entry immersion, recruitment, and doctoral advancement. Comprehensive toolkits were developed to help guide programs in each of the focus areas.


The NCIN and DAN programs provided numerous opportunities for research, reporting, and reflection.

Scholar Essays

NCIN scholars were invited to submit essays to our “This I believe about nursing…” and “Realizing the dream” monthly contests. Deeply personal and inspiring, these essays showcase our scholars' dedication to nursing and nursing’s future.

Success Stories

Success stories describe how individual programs have changed and developed as a result of NCIN support. Learn how schools of nursing leveraged NCIN to innovate, improve, and diversify.

Annual Summits

NCIN’s seven annual summits and a grand finale summit generated valuable resources for new nurses, experienced faculty, and those involved with accelerated nursing degree programs.