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GW School of Nursing receives nearly $1 million grant to diversify nursing workforce
Date:8/7/2012

ties to have access to a greater number of primary care providers and urban and suburban communities will likewise benefit from a greater number of primary care nurses."

The School of Nursing will launch a marketing and recruitment outreach campaign using print, mail and social media mediums to reach disadvantage students. On-campus and virtual "open house" sessions geared specifically to the program's target audience will provide prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and ask questions about the program.

To assure that students who enroll in the nursing degree programs complete it successfully, the School of Nursing will utilize retention tools such a culturally-conscious mentoring program based on a national model and a peer-support study group will include the development of modules directed at study skills. The grant is also providing scholarships and other financial aid for students who meet the recruitment criteria.

"The success of the grant lies in the recruitment and most importantly the retention of these students," said Dr. Dawson. "Creating an atmosphere where the students have the tools and the mentoring to be successful is critical to their future and to the future of diversifying our nursing workforce."


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Contact: Latarsha Gatlin
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202-994-5631
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