Feb 03, 2021
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
Presented by: Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University – Los Angeles
- Describe the impact of increasing the number of Hispanic nurses.
- Discuss the need to have faculty that can assist Hispanic nursing students succeed in nursing school.
Module 2: Examining the Evidence
- 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
- Describe research relevant to mentoring HSI nursing students.
- Discuss high-impact education practices influencing quality of mentoring.
Module 3.1: Mentoring Action Planning and Pipeline Programing
- Diane Breckenridge, PhD, MSN, RN, Dean and Professor, Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, Charles R. Drew University, Los Angeles
- Mirian Zavala, DNS, RN
- Describe the essential steps when planning a mentoring program and rationales.
- Assess current mentoring activities occuring at your organization.
- Review pipeline program types from K to 12th grade and from high schools through doctorate in nursing.
Module 3.2-3.4: Mentor Recruitment, Mentor and Mentee Connection and Guiding the Mentoring Relationship
- 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
- Discuss recruiting the right mentors for student rentention and success.
- Role modeling a successful mentor and mentee connection.
- Describe actions that can be taken to guide the mentoring relationship.
Exemplars of Mentoring Programs
- 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
BAMA-L Nursing Diversity Grant
Strategies For Success Logic Model
February 12 Pre-Meeting Presentations
Module 3.5: Measuring Outcomes
Presented by: Renae Schumann, PhD, RN, CNE
- Describe the influencers of outcome measurement in mentorship.
- Describe metrics used to measure outcomes.
Module 4: Cultural Competence and Program Sustainability
- 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
- Identify an evidence-based tool to assess faculty cultural competence.
- Apply principles of cultural competence and cultural humility in the context of educating nursing students.
- Utilize a stakeholder analysis as a tool for program sustainability.
Infrastructure and Curriculum Integration
- 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
- Discuss the principles for the integration of certain concepts that promote and support faculty and student diversity and Latino/Hispanic nursing student success.
- Select and design inclusive activities that reflect diverse perspectives, students, and learner needs.
Module 5: Program Implementation and Managing Change
- Juana Ferrerosa PhD, PHN, RN
- Angelica Millan DNP, RN, FAAN
- Apply Kotter’s Leading Change Model and Change Principles to the mentoring program implementation process.
- Identify the “big opportunity” to implementing a mentoring program for your nursing school.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Funding Review and Q&A
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.
- Review HRSA funding opportunities.
Promoting Collaboration with Campaign’s State-based Action Coalitions
- 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
- Describe an exemplarreflecting collaborationbetween the PennsylvaniaAction Coalition, the local BlackNurses Association and HBCUprogram promoting mentorshipamong Black nursing students.
- Develop a plan and goals for initiating or building on a mentoring program for nursing students.
Understanding Bias, Microaggressions, and Cultural Humility to Promote Health Equity
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
- Practice strategies for mitigating unconscious bias and addressing individualized microaggressions as they occur.
- Explore how nurses can incorporate cultural humility when leading efforts to promote health equity.
Activity 1-Direction, Alignment, Committment
Activity 3-Mentoring Program Design, Implementation, Evaluation
Activity 4-Mentor Selection Criteria
Activity 5-Program Introductory Session
Activity 6-Stakeholder Analysis
Program Sustainability-Activity 2