Clayton State University’s School of Nursing will be holding its latest IN! (Into Nursing) Pre-Nursing Information Sessions on Monday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The Oct. 10 session will be held in room U272 of the James Baker University Center. The Oct. 13 session will be held in room B-11 of the Lecture Hall.
The purpose of the Into Nursing information sessions is to provide pre-nursing students with important information about resources that are available to help them plan for a career in nursing. Strategies will be discussed regarding how to successfully prepare for the application process and how to be successful once admitted to a nursing program.
The informational sessions are conducted during the fall and spring semesters by Clayton State’s Nursing Workforce Diversity grant team and the advisors in the School of Nursing. These informational sessions will be open to high school students, university students, parents and university faculty and staff.
The School of Nursing at Clayton State University was recently selected to receive a $1,089,000 Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) program grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration over the next three years.
This grant will also pay for a mentoring program which will involve pairing faculty and students. In addition, students will have opportunities to apply for academic scholarships and stipends, NCLEX board of nursing reviews, and paid positions as peer tutors.
The ultimate goal for this grant is to increase the diversity of the nursing workforce through 1) pre-entry preparation, 2) retention of current students enrolled in the SON and 3) cultural competence of students and faculty. A special emphasis is placed with this grant on the recruitment of Hispanic students.
For further information, please contact: Cal Crutchfield at (678) 466-4985 or Elicia Collins at (678) 466-4948 or the Nursing Diversity Workforce Grant homepage at http://nursing.clayton.edu/NWD/studentnavigator.htm.