Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing
University Park, PA
Faculty preparation was important but actual experience working with NCIN scholars led faculty to change their teaching approaches for this unique population of learners.
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Receiving the NCIN grant allowed leaders at the accelerated second-degree nursing program to focus on leadership and mentoring of scholars. Implementation of the NCIN Pre-Entry Immersion Program was extremely successful. Feedback indicated that the program should be made available to all students. Program coordinators realized that excellence in delivery of an accelerated program for second-degree nursing students is an evolutionary process that requires a change in mindset by faculty accustomed to teaching other pre-licensure students who are not on an accelerated track.