Diversifying the Nursing Workforce: Mentoring for Student Retention and NCLEX Success at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

February 11, 2021

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Diversifying the Nursing Workforce is a two-day mentoring workshop designed to support students in nursing schools at Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs).

Co-hosted by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action—an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation— the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health– and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the sessions are intended to increase student retention, graduation, and first-time pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

The overarching goal is to achieve health equity by increasing the diversity of the nursing workforce.

Overall Goals for Participants

  • Examine current evidence-based mentoring models that increase student retention and academic success.
  • Identify and develop a mentoring model and program reflecting the unique landscape and context of each nursing school.
  • Facilitate collaborative relationships with the Campaign for Action’s state-based Action Coalitions and professional organizations to support the implementation of mentoring programs at HSIs.
  • Identify, examine, and delineate strategies to engage key stakeholders to support the implementation of the mentoring plan developed during the workshop.

All attendees who review the recorded materials and attend the two half day workshop will receive contact hours from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

February 11 Presentations


Module 1: The Courage to Lead: Culturally Effective Leadership Practices

Live Presentation

Presented by: Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University – Los Angeles

Module Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of increasing the number of Hispanic nurses.
  2. Discuss the need to have faculty that can assist Hispanic nursing students succeed in nursing school.

Module 2: Examining the Evidence

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Renae Schumann, PhD, RN, CNE, Dean & John S. Dunn Professor, School of Nursing & Allied Health, Houston Baptist University
  • Mirian Zavala, DNS, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Health Science and Nursing, Concordia College-NY

Module Objectives:

  1. Describe research relevant to mentoring HSI nursing students.
  2. Discuss high-impact education practices influencing quality of mentoring.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Module 3.1: Mentoring Action Planning and Pipeline Programing

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Diane Breckenridge, PhD, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles
  • Mirian Zavala, DNS, RN

Module Objectives:

  1. Describe the essential steps when planning a mentoring program and rationales.
  2. Assess current mentoring activities occuring at your organization.
  3. Review pipeline program types from K to 12th grade and from high schools through doctorate in nursing.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Module 3.2-3.4: Mentor Recruitment, Mentor and Mentee Connection and Guiding the Mentoring Relationship

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Juana Ferrerosa, PhD, PHN, RN, Assistant Professor, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles
  • Mirian Zavala, DNS, RN

Module Objectives:

  1. Discuss recruiting the right mentors for student rentention and success.
  2. Role modeling a successful mentor and mentee connection.
  3. Describe actions that can be taken to guide the mentoring relationship.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Exemplars of Mentoring Programs

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Diane Breckenridge, PhD, MSN, RN
  • Norma G. Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN, Past President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses and Professor, Capstone College of Nursing
  • Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Founder, Cultural Inclusion Institute

Moderated by: Vernell DeWitty, PhD, RN, Director for Diversity and Inclusion, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Resources:

PowerPoint Presentation

BAMA-L Nursing Diversity Grant

Juntos Podemos Grant

Strategies For Success Logic Model


February 12 Pre-Meeting Presentations


Module 3.5: Measuring Outcomes

Recorded Presentation

Presented by: Renae Schumann, PhD, RN, CNE

Module Objectives:

  1. Describe the influencers of outcome measurement in mentorship.
  2. Describe metrics used to measure outcomes.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Module 4: Cultural Competence and Program Sustainability

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Nora Montalvo-Liendo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Texas A&M University
  • Carolyn Montoya, PhD, RN, FAANP, Professor and Associate Dean Clinical Affairs, College of Nursing, University of New Mexico

Module Objectives:

  1. Identify an evidence-based tool to assess faculty cultural competence.
  2. Apply principles of cultural competence and cultural humility in the context of educating nursing students.
  3. Utilize a stakeholder analysis as a tool for  program sustainability.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Infrastructure and Curriculum Integration

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Angelica Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN, Past President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses and Adjunct Professor, Los Angeles Community College District
  • Margaret Avila, PhD, PHN, APRN, Dean, Casa Loma College

Module Objectives:

  1. Discuss the principles for the integration of certain concepts that promote and support faculty and student diversity and Latino/Hispanic nursing student success.
  2. Select and design inclusive activities that reflect diverse perspectives, students, and learner needs.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Module 5: Program Implementation and Managing Change

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Juana Ferrerosa PhD, PHN, RN
  • Angelica Millan DNP, RN, FAAN

Module Objectives:

  1. Apply Kotter’s Leading Change Model and Change Principles to the mentoring program implementation process.
  2. Identify the “big opportunity” to implementing a mentoring program for your nursing school.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Funding Review and Q&A

Recorded Presentation


Presented by: Tara Spencer, MS, RN, Chief Nursing Education and Practice Branch Division of Nursing and Public Health.

This webinar was part of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Learning Collaborative.

Module Objectives:

  1. Review HRSA funding opportunities.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Promoting Collaboration with Campaign’s State-based Action Coalitions

Recorded Presentation

Presented by:

  • Monica Harmon, MSN, MPH, RN, Adjunct Clinical Faculty & Lecturer, College of Nursing and College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Adriana Perez, PhD, FAAN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania

Module Objectives:

  1. Describe an exemplarreflecting collaborationbetween the PennsylvaniaAction Coalition, the local BlackNurses Association and HBCUprogram promoting mentorshipamong Black nursing students.
  2.  Develop a plan and goals for initiating or building on a mentoring program for nursing students.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Understanding Bias, Microaggressions, and Cultural Humility to Promote Health Equity

Recorded Presentation

Presented by: Kupiri “Piri” Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Clinical Professor, University of California Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Module Objectives:

  1. Practice strategies for mitigating unconscious bias and addressing individualized microaggressions as they occur.
  2. Explore how nurses can incorporate cultural humility when leading efforts to promote health equity.

Resource:

PowerPoint Presentation


Additional Resources

Mentoring Program Toolkit

Activity 1-Direction, Alignment, Committment

Activity 2-Assessment

Activity 3-Mentoring Program Design, Implementation, Evaluation

Activity 4-Mentor Selection Criteria

Activity 5-Program Introductory Session

Activity 6-Stakeholder Analysis

Activity 7-Action Plan

Cultural Humility-Activity 1

Program Sustainability-Activity 2

Unconcious Bias-Case 1