University of Illinois at Chicago
The school used a variety of vehicles to recruit scholars, including the website, internal and external updates, and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) News, increasing both the class size and the number of students from backgrounds underrepresented in nursing.
Round 1: 2008 – 2009
The NCIN scholarship program allowed the school of nursing to increase the class size as well as the diversity of the class. The school of nursing also added a faculty position with responsibility for the scholars’ clinical work. To get feedback on the program and ensure scholars’ engagement, the school conducted a survey of scholars and administrators and then faculty members met with the scholars on a regular basis.