Future students training to become nurses at Holy Names University are expected to benefit from a $124,000 grant that will strengthen mentoring resources available on campus while promoting enrollment in the Department of Nursing.
HNU’s was one of eight schools of nursing to receive the Song-Brown special program grant, designed to help reduce nurse shortages and promote diversity among healthcare workers statewide. The funding, received during spring semester, is being put to use for the new pre-licensure generic BSN program with special focus on mentoring aimed at improving student success.
Faculty have observed that some students in the program who struggled academically in the past benefited from guidance in developing effective study habits and test-taking strategies, resources the grant funding will help pay for. It will also assist in providing tutoring services to chemistry, anatomy, and physiology students. Additionally, mentors hired through the program will assist in exposing students to beyond-the-classroom support systems and professional activities, such as maximizing their use of library resources and introducing them to the campus Student Nurse Association and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.