Resources

Toolkits

  • NCIN Scholar Alumni Toolkit:  Resources for Successful Transition to Professional Practice Purpose  The NCIN Scholar Alumni Toolkit was designed to provide nursing students and newly licensed nurses with the necessary leadership development and mentoring resources for...
  • This toolkit was designed to guide NCIN grantees in fulfilling the grant requirements of a mentoring program, and meeting and sustaining the leadership and mentoring requirements of the scholarship grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The recommended activities were designed to support...
  • The NCIN National Program Office first released the Pre-Entry Immersion Program (PIP) Toolkit during the 2010-2011 third round of funding. This toolkit is a turnkey manual that provides content materials and implementation recommendations. This toolkit, “The NCIN Pre-Entry Immersion Program...
  • The Leadership Development Toolkit was designed to offer guidance for college of nursing faculty members to help move students to leadership positions. The toolkit provides continuous and consistent leadership development activities for students over the course of their accelerated nursing...
  • This toolkit was designed to assist schools of nursing in recruiting students who are members of underrepresented groups in nursing. As a funding requirement of the NCIN program, grantees had to award scholarships to students from underrepresented/and or economically disadvantaged backgrounds,...
  • This toolkit was designed to provide resources for nurses who are considering applying and enrolling in either a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. The materials in the toolkit are intended to assist with information gathering and planning during the...
  • This toolkit was designed to provide resources for nurse faculty who are advising undergraduate nursing students about potential future enrollment in post-baccalaureate study. The materials in the toolkit are intended to provide information to faculty to be used in guiding students who are in the...
  • Faculty shortages at nursing schools across the country are limiting student capacity at a time when the need for nurses continues to grow. Budget constraints, an aging faculty, and increasing job competition from clinical sites have contributed to this emerging crisis. The decline in the number...
  • The below documents were first made available at the 2009 NCIN Liaison’s Summit. The toolkit items were provided again at the 2010 Summit during the new grantee orientation session. These materials set a strong example of the communication work you can do at the largest or smallest campuses.

Mentoring

Dr. Caruso is a management psychologist who develops and conducts emotional intelligence training around the world. David’s services include leader development, career assessment, team effectiveness training, and executive coaching.  At Yale University, he is the Special Assistant to...
Speaker: Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN Angela Amar is an associate professor and assistant dean for BSN Education in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. She conducts research on traumatic experiences, especially violence, mental health responses to trauma, and aspects of...
Brenda Zierler's research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes at both the patient and system levels. Her primary appointment is in the School of  nursing at the University of Washington, but she holds three adjunct appointments- two in the School of...
What is Mentoring? Mentoring is a reciprocal learning relationship in which a mentor and mentee agree to a partnership where they will work collaboratively toward achievement of mutually defined goals.  Mentoring Explained Mentoring Learner Model Mentoring Process How to Choose a Mentor...
 Jacinta Gauda is chair of Corporate Communications for Grayling, an international communications firm, specializing in diversity and inclusion; change management and professional development.  Jacinta is an executive coach and expert communications trainer. She has developed talent...
Speakers:   Kathy Rideout, EdD, PNP-BC, FNAP, University of Rochester Kathy Rideout is the senior associate dean of Academic Affairs at the University Of Rochester School Of Nursing (URSON).URSON has been fortunate to receive all seven rounds of funding for the RWJF/NCIN Program. Rideout has...
Lois Zachary, PhD, President of Leadership Development Services, provides resources and best practices for raising the bar on existing NCIN mentoring programs. NCIN liaisons from Coppin State University and the Medical University of South Carolina also speak about their unique mentoring programs...
Ernest Grant is the nursing education clinician for the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center where he has been employed for the past 29 years. In his present role, he is the director of Outreach and Prevention and serves as the Burn Center’s liaison for pre-hospital, hospital, allied health...
This NCIN summit 2011 presentation will assist participants in broadening their understanding about mentoring relationships and implementing successful mentoring programs. Dr. Lois Zachary, author and mentoring expert will present a continuing session on mentoring, evaluating past success and...

Leadership Development

  Dr. Judy Caruso has over 40 years of experience as a nurse clinician, clinical nurse specialist, educator, administrator, and healthcare leader/consultant. She has been a consultant in the NJ/NY metropolitan area for the past 20 years with her expertise in operations, finance/budgeting for...
 Ann Marie Mauro is clinical associate professor and fellow in the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University College of Nursing. She is program liaison and principal investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/American Association of Colleges of Nursing New...
Session Overview: Describe three unique perspectives on approaches to develop future nurse leaders and leadership skills. Session Objective: 1.Describe the needed skills for future nurse administrators in a changing health care environment. 2.Describe successful approaches and interventions in...
In collaboration with select NCIN program liaisons, Becky Choi, JD, will provide Round 5 NCIN grantees the proper tools and resources to effectively complete a unique leadership development plan. Originally presented on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
Herminia Palacio, MD, MPH Director and Senior Program Officer, Human Capital and Leadership Teams Robert Wood Johnson Foundation For the prior 10 years Palacio served as executive director of Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services in Houston, the local health department...
 Speakers:   Amy Cosimano, EdD, RN, Creighton University Amy Cosimano serves as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Nursing. She received a BS in Communications from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, BSN from Creighton University, an MSN-Women’s Health-CNS from...
 Elisabeth N. Shelton, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, is associate dean for Undergraduate Programs and an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She is a certified nurse educator and a Fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education.  She has led curriculum revisions at three institutions for...
 Speaker: Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN, American Nurses Association Debbie Hatmaker is the executive director of the American Nurses Association (ANA). As ED, Hatmaker leads the implementation of ANA’s strategy and plan to advance the association’s comprehensive policy,...
 Carole Hruskocy has been in the education field for over 25 years. The focus of her studies has been elementary education, curriculum and instruction, instructional design, and educational technology. She has ten years of teaching experience at the K-12 level. At Regis University she was an...
 As a practicing nurse and educator for over 25 years, Tracy has experienced the positive life fulfilling emotional affirmations that occur after patient/family interactions. Unfortunately, the accumulation of emotional experiences can result in compassion fatigue that affects the nurse, the...
An overview of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action recommendations and key opportunities for NCIN liaisons to implement and advance change. This session will also focus on select implementation strategies of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
 From the 2009 NCIN Summit presentation.

Recruitment & Retention

 Kenya Snowden is the program director for the University of Miami's School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) RWJF Scholars Program where she oversees the RWJF PIP, Mentorship and Leadership programs. She is an assistant professor of clinical at University of Miami SONHS teaching in the...
  Discussion of best approaches to create inclusive environments. Highlighted will be methods, including the sorts of approaches institutions do with the best of intentions that don't work, as well as methods that research has shown, do work.   “Creating Inclusive...
 Leslie McKeon, PhD, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, is an associate professor and assistant dean for Student Affairs at the College of Nursing. In 2009, she was awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop and evaluate the Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse Leader...
Session Details: Successful recruitment of a diverse student body requires a focused approach and commitment of resources by the organization to engage and support a diverse student body. This exemplar of successful strategies to recruit, retain and sustain a diverse enrollment is evidenced by the...
Speaker: Hayley Hanson, JD  Partner with a focus on Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Pharmaceuticals, Husch Blackwell   With a dedicated focus on representing institutions of higher education, Hayley Hanson advises on compliance and governance issues involving student aid, accreditation,...
Successful recruitment of underrepresented and financially disadvantaged accelerated baccalaureate and master’s students in nursing requires an effective, focused plan. This session will provide strategic approaches and methods for recruiting NCIN scholars, including a panel on best practices...
This panel discussion will present three approaches for recruiting and enrolling diverse students in health professions programs. Panel Participants: ANNE WELLS, ED.D. Associate Executive Director & Director, Division of Educational Pathways American Dental Education Association LAMONT TOLIVER...
 Speaker: ALLEN C. JOHNSTON, PHD Director of IS Programs and Associate Professor The University of Alabama at Birmingham   Allen Johnston is an associate professor and the director of IS programs in the School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also...

Research & Innovation

 Speakers: CHERYL BRANDT, PHD, RN, ACNS-BC Professor, Department of Nursing University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire   Cheryl Brandt’s master’s degree in nursing prepared her to be a nurse educator. She has been in nursing education since 1982. Most of her teaching has been in...
Presented on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 3pm eastern This conversation updated the community on the project outcomes related to a cultural prenatal care virtual simulation collaborative experience for students from two private universities. Discussion enabled the learner to evaluate the...
The purpose of this project was to challenge the expertise of an uncommon disciplinary team to create a digital game prototype for Accelerated BSN nursing students as a practice tool for mastering concepts of arterial blood gases (ABGs) in English or Spanish. Using a fun and engaging platform, the...
The meeting will focus on the challenge for educators in creating pedagogy that consistently demonstrates reliability and validity in fostering clinical skills.  The use of art in a museum improves observational and diagnostic abilities, and music training increases auscultative interpretive...
 Linda Honan Pellico is an associate professor in the Yale University School of Nursing and program director of the Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing Program.  She has taught in this program since 1989, served as curriculum coordinator, and been a consultant nationally to graduate...
Speakers: Cory Ann Boyd, EdD, RN, Quinnipiac University Cory Ann Boyd is an associate professor and director of the Accelerated & RN-BSN Programs at Quinnipiac University. She is program liaison and principle investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/American Association of Colleges...
 Lisa Hennessy has been a nurse for over 30 years and has spent most of her career in nursing education.  She joined the UTEP School of Nursing in 2005 and taught/directed the Fast Track accelerated second degree program until May of 2012. She is currently an assistant clinical professor...
Session Details: Describe the similarities and differences between traditional and second degree baccalaureate graduates.  Analyze the policy implications for similarities and differences between traditional and second degree graduates. 
Speakers: Sarah Shealy, MSN, CNM, IBCLC, Mount St. Mary’s College Sarah Shealy is a graduate of the Yale University School of Nursing. She has more than 14 years in full-scope clinical practice. Shealy has worked in a variety of settings including home, community health clinics, private...
Speakers: Faye Grund, PhD, APRN-BC, Ashland University Faye Grund is the dean and administrative officer of the College of Nursing. She was a PhD student as Duquesne University, and received her post master’s certificate from the University of Akron, her MS in nursing from Virginia...
The New Careers in Nursing 4th Annual Summit was held in Washington, DC in October 2011.  An array of topics was discussed concerning optimizing students’ success in accelerated programs. One of the more popular sessions voted on by attendees was by Allen Johnston, PhD, an assistant...
Session Details:  Discuss stressors reported by accelerated second-degree nursing students.  Describe support resources reported by accelerated second-degree nursing students and implications for instruction.
Session Details: Discuss design strategies to enhance program effectiveness and student satisfaction.  Outline strategies to measure program effectiveness and student satisfaction.  Identify factors students identify as important to an accelerated program of study.

About Our Resources

The New Careers in Nursing National Program Office (NPO) develops a variety of resources and topicsMany resources are created out of a need we see at our program sites; we offer up many of these pieces to the public. These resources will continue to grow as we learn more from our program sites and our scholars.

 
NCIN Legacy:
Leadership and Legacy: In the Fall of 2015 the National program office released the following keepsake.

JPN Special Supplement:

September of 2016 marked the release of a Special Supplement for the Journal of Professional Nursing. This edition highlighted both the NCIN and DAN program. Also, the five winners of the Legacy and Innovation awards authored articles, highlighting the outcomes of their programs. Here is the information you will need to locate the full special issue:
Journal of Professional Nursing , Volume 32 , Issue 5 , S30 - S36


External Evaluation:
Educational Testing Service (ETS) conducted the external evaluation of the NCIN program from 2009 to 2015. More information can be found on the ETS web site. The website offers a more in depth look at the instruments used as well as the full reports. 

Here is the information you will need to locate them:
Millett, C. M. and Kevelson, M. J. C. (2015), A Study of the Influence of the New Careers in Nursing Program on the Culture of Participating Schools of Nursing. ETS Research Report Series, 2015: 1–39. doi:10.1002/ets2.12077
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Millett, C. M., Stickler, L. M. and Wang, H. (2015), New Careers in Nursing Scholar Alumni: Options in the Early Career Years. ETS Research Report Series, 2015: 1–30. doi:10.1002/ets2.12069
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Millett, C. M., Stickler, L. M. and Wang, H. (2015), Accelerated Nursing Degree Programs: Insights Into Teaching and Learning Experiences. ETS Research Report Series, 2015: 1–32. doi:10.1002/ets2.12078
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Evaluation Presentation:

Models for Program Evaluation "Tell us your nursing school story" Speaker: Catherine M. Millett, Ph.D.

 This web conference will present an overview of models for program evaluation and focus specifically on NCIN evaluation. At the end of this web conference, attendees will identify evaluation models and how to select appropriate approaches to program evaluation.

Session Slides