Jan 24, 2019

Wyoming Creates Diversity Toolkit to Strengthen Pipeline into Nursing

The Wyoming Action Coalition, housed at the Wyoming Center for Nursing, formed a task force to develop an action plan to increase the number of diverse nursing students in the state. The task force reviewed statewide demographic data and found that students in grades kindergarten through 12 were more likely than nursing students to be ethnically and/or racially diverse. The task force focused its efforts on strengthening the pipeline into nursing and created four objectives for increasing diversity in the state’s nursing population:

The objective were:

  • Develop partnerships between nursing programs and academic support/college readiness services to support potential and current nursing students
  • Support career education and readiness in Wyoming middle and high schools
  • Develop a repository of best practices to enhance diversity in Wyoming
  • Monitor the diversity of nursing students and nurses in Wyoming