Wright State University
When the NCIN cohort was admitted, the economy was in recession, the university was facing budget cuts, and local health care systems had reduced support for the college. The NCIN grant allowed the school to support students from backgrounds underrepresented in nursing.
Round 1: 2008 – 2009
To be good stewards of the NCIN grant money, College of Nursing and Health officials selected scholarship recipients after they had completed the first quarter of the program. They used that strategy because they wanted scholarship recipients to demonstrate their potential for success prior to receiving scholarship aid. Financial support lessened scholars’ anxiety, allowing them to focus more on their studies. All eight NCIN Scholars completed the accelerated BSN program.