University of Maryland, Baltimore
The NCIN program has increased opportunity and driven efforts to identify and meet the academic needs of students from diverse groups, while strengthening the school of nursing’s mentoring and leadership tools.
Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
The mentoring program at the school of nursing has helped NCIN scholars improve their academic performance. The NCIN program enhances the academic support services available to all scholars through the school’s Student Success Center (SSC); this, in turn, has helped students improve their academic performance, especially in challenging courses such as pathopharmacology and adult health. NCIN scholars also serve as peer mentors through theSSC, which monitors student progress, identifies those who are at risk, and develops needs-based interventions. Professional nursing leaders from the community, including clinical nurse leaders (CNLs), visit classes and participate in orientation programs to in- form students about the state of CNL leadership and practice in the area.