Investing in the Future of Nursing
The Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Project works to recruit, retain, and graduate diverse and disadvantaged baccalaureate-prepared nurses.
The purpose of the NWD grant is to incorporate evidence-based interventions to overcome structural barriers that are known to impede the academic success of disadvantaged and diverse students. The goal is to design sustainable processes that facilitate successful admittance to the University of Utah College of Nursing—and successful competition of the baccalaureate registered nurse program—of disadvantaged and diverse students, and create a nursing workforce that reflects the population we serve.
The NWD grant provides financial support for Nursing Early Assurance Program (NEAP) and admitted pre-licensure BS students in target population. Up to 25 awards are disbursed per academic year and funding ranges from $1,000 to $2,900 per semester.
Workshops & Webinars
To promote inclusive teaching and encourage a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach in the College of Nursing, the HRSA NWD grant team organizes monthly faculty and staff development workshops and webinars. In these, faculty and staff have an opportunity to have frank discussions about race, racism, and white privilege. Some of our workshops:
- Recruitment and Retention of Faculty with Diverse Identities
- Building a Diverse and Inclusive Program
- Barriers to Success for American Indian Students
- Understanding Microaggressions in Health Professions Students
- Race: The Power of an Illusion (3-part series)