Indiana

The Innovations Fund

Phase: 2019

Indiana NEEDS (Nursing Education, Engagement, and Diversity Statewide) Initiative

Project Description:

The Indiana Center for Nursing, which houses the Indiana Action Coalition, created the Indiana Nursing Education, Engagement, and Diversity Statewide Initiative (NEEDS) to ensure Indiana has a diverse healthcare workforce that represents the communities it serves.  In collaboration with diverse partners, NEEDS aims to create a holistic admission toolkit to enhance representation of traditionally underrepresented groups.  Additionally, it will design and implement a mentoring program, See Me, Be Me, Be Yourself, for students to be able to see themselves as successful nursing students and as nurses entering the workforce.