Pre-Entry Immersion Program Toolkit

The NCIN National Program Office first released the Pre-Entry Immersion Program (PIP) Toolkit during the 2010-2011 third round of funding. This toolkit is a turnkey manual that provides content materials and implementation recommendations.

This toolkit, “The NCIN Pre-Entry Immersion Program,” was originally designed for schools of nursing who were recipients of an NCIN grant. The intent was to guide faculty in preparing scholarship recipients for the rigors of an accelerated nursing program. The need for such a guidebook resulted from survey responses from NCIN scholars who reported “what they wish they had known” at the beginning of their journey into the nursing profession. An advisory group of faculty members was selected to collaborate on developing subject matter for the toolkit. The goal was to ensure learning and success among scholars overall – with particular emphasis on students from underrepresented groups in nursing.