University of Louisville
The five NCIN scholars at the University of Louisville have impressed a range of people as having diverse backgrounds, as well as a passion for and commitment to nursing.
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Using the NCIN Pre-entry Immersion Program (PIP) Toolkit as a guide, the school of nursing conducted a week-long executive-style program for accelerated BSN students that required them to complete some online activities through the summer semester. The PIP served as an excellent model for a similar program for all incoming nursing students. Faculty who teach the beginning courses report that the PIP has been successful in preparing students for their classes and that the students began the clinical courses with an awareness of expectations and a deeper understanding of what nurses do and how nurses think. Students and faculty alike gave the program high marks, and faculty voted to have all incoming BSN students participate in a PIP.