A Lasting Legacy: NCIN Program Closes

New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) is a national scholarship program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN). Founded in 2008 to help alleviate the nursing shortage and increase the diversity of nursing professionals, NCIN awarded its final grants in 2015 to schools with accelerated baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs. In total, grants have provided scholarships to 3,517 students at 130 unique schools of nursing.

NCIN is no longer accepting applications for funding and the program will officially close its doors in spring 2017. Current grantees and scholars will continue to receive NCIN support until that time.

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This I believe... Scholar Essays

I believe this about nursing... "Nursing is spending time assessing the total needs of a patient to increase overall health."
Class of
November, 2013
I believe this about nursing… "Nursing is not only a career but a distinct way of improving people’s life by managing their health problems, maintaining health, and enhancing healthy state."
Class of
November, 2013
I believe this about nursing… "it is for me!"
Class of
March, 2013
I believe this about nursing... “Nursing has given me a second chance.”
Class of
August, 2012

I believe this about nursing…  “The positive characteristics we strive to possess can be developed by being of service to others.”
 

Class of
November, 2010

This I believe about nursing… “Nursing is about the integration of all parts of well-being, and that is why it is the path for me.”

Class of
September, 2009

This I believe about nursing… “It is a way of life for those willing to dedicate their time to helping others.”

Class of
August, 2009

Realizing the Dream Graduate Essays

The pleasantries of surprises... 
Class of Class of 2015
November, 2015
"...Nursing redefines what the act of loving means."
Class of Class of 2013
February, 2015
"... we believe that with your life experiences and education, you will bring transformative ideas that will address some of the challenges in the nursing profession."


Class of Class of 2012
February, 2015
Now that I’ve realized the dream of becoming a nurse, my enthusiasm to take the nursing profession to the highest level that it can be has grown beyond my imagination.
Class of Class of 2012
April, 2014
"I've realized that..."it truly is what I have found, a dream."
Class of Class of 2012
January, 2014
 "I've realized that 'advocacy for early childhood education, sex education, literacy, drug rehabilitation, welfare, food security, parenting classes, and humane mental health treatment IS nursing.'"
Class of Class of 2012
December, 2013
"...that ignite the flammable spirit"
Class of Class of 2013
September, 2013
 "I've realized that health care is 'predictive, personalized, preemptive and participatory'." 
Class of Class of 2012
May, 2013

Now that I’ve realized the dream...

Class of Class of 2010
March, 2013

Now that I’ve realized the dream...

Class of Class of 2012
February, 2013