Valdosta State University
NCIN funding increased the visibility of the nursing program and enhanced its recognition and credibility in the community. In 2014, the college received a $1 million private endowment to provide scholarships for students who aspire to enter community or behavioral nursing.
Round 6: 2013 – 2014
Governor Henderson III
Round 7: 2014 – 2015
Valdosta State met its goal to expand enrollment in its accelerated BSN program from 30 to 40 students. The university’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences relied on NCIN’s “turn-key” resources and on NCIN staff to create a successful program. The school of nursing implemented several interventions based on the NCIN toolkits, and continues to champion diversity. For example, the school implemented a faculty training aimed at promoting understanding of diversity and has begun collecting additional data from incoming nursing students. Valdosta State used NCIN’s Pre-Entry Immersion Program for its entire class, not just its NCIN scholars. Valdosta State’s NCIN scholars have had attention from community mentors and activities designed to introduce them to the profession and boost their study and testing skills.