This project supports the following issues, national policy goals/objectives and related activities and actions as delineated in the national reports of National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice:
Issue: There is insufficient numbers of minority faculty and insufficient data regarding the profile of successful minority faculty.
Objective: To develop future minority faculty by better understanding their path to success, including identifying those educational environments and programs that successfully support the graduation of minorities with advanced degrees.
Issue: The public, including nurse graduates, are poorly informed of the need for developing new faculty in nursing education programs and rarely consider nursing education as a career goal. Many minority graduates may not have the academic preparation for the nurse educator role or have knowledge of advanced education programs that lead to developing future nurse educators.
Objective: To educate minority graduates regarding nursing education as a career path.
Issue: Minority nurses and nursing students often experience social isolation, little networking, and minimal support systems.
Objective: To reduce social isolation of nurses considering advanced nursing education by creating support systems.
Issue: The work environments in which minority nurses are employed may be providing insufficient support and encouragement for career progression.
Objective: To identify and promote work environments that encourage the advancement of minority nurses.
This website was developed to help you network with others to fulfill your dreams by finding:
- An RCC Nursing Alum who can support and guide you back to school.
- A university or college that fits your needs.
- An RCC nursing graduate who has completed a BSN or MSN from a school you are considering out. How RCC alums can return to RCC to give back and teach our future nurses.
- How you can become a nurse educator and leader.