Thomas Edison State College
Attendance at annual nursing-related conferences reinforced the importance of continued education to maintain competence in practice.
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
The NCIN scholarships have had a profound effect on the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, heightening awareness about the need to increase diversity among its student population. Faculty and administrators applied concepts, strategies, and values from the NCIN toolkits to classroom and clinical assignments and through- out the curriculum. As a result, NCIN and other scholars have increased confidence in their presentation and communications skills. NCIN scholars attended the New Jersey Student Nurses conference, and one was elected as a delegate. Toward the end of the accelerated nursing program, a 60-hour clinical immersion experience with a nurse mentor integrates core NCIN values into practice with the expectation that these values will drive the scholar’s work as a nurse leader and a care provider to under served populations in Trenton.