Join EMBRACE

Research and Leadership Engagement

Creating an inclusive environment for different viewpoints in the scholarly nursing community.

2017-2018 cohort of the EMBRACE Program.

Student Mentorship Program

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The College of Nursing values diversity and inclusivity in enriching the learning environment and the nursing community of scholars.

The purpose of the EMBRACE program is to provide unique research and leadership opportunities for nursing students from multiple backgrounds, toward creating an inclusive environment for different viewpoints in the scholarly nursing community.

Students selected for the EMBRACE program will complete a hands-on research, quality improvement, leadership project or educational module under the guidance of a faculty mentor. In addition, EMBRACE students will be expected to participate in monthly mentoring, seminars and other activities throughout the program. The presentation of the EMBRACE project is required for receiving a certificate as an EMBRACE scholar. Applications for the EMBRACE program are due at the beginning of the fall semester. Specific dates will be posted and announced. Scholars participating in the EMBRACE program as juniors may apply to participate in the program for a second year.

The central theme of this year’s EMBRACE cohort will be “social justice and health equity.” 


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Program Eligibility

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EMBRACE Program Application

The application period for the 2021-2022 cohort will be from August 15 – September 16, 2021

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Accomplishments of Previous Cohorts

Alumni Spotlight

ALumni Spotlight

KAYLA ELLIOTT, BSN

Hear from a graduate of the 2020 – 2021 Cohort on what was meaningful about her time in the EMBRACE program.

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Program Eligibility

  • Be a College of Nursing undergraduate student (all tracks)
  • Meet at least one of the following requirements:
    • Self-identify as first-generation college student, OR
    • Self-identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in nursing” (e.g., IPOC, Latinx, international, male), OR
    • Have experienced financial barriers such as low socioeconomic status, OR
    • Have overcome challenges or obstacles that they feel gives them a unique perspective that would make them a valuable member of the program

Commitment

  • At least two consecutive semester’s commitment (fall, spring, and/or summer), working at least 50 hours across the scope of the project
  • Meet regularly with the faculty mentor
  • Complete a research, quality improvement, leadership or educational project with a faculty mentor
  • Actively participate in monthly mentoring and seminars throughout the semester

Potential program outcomes (examples)

  • Present at a conference
  • Write a publishable paper
  • Develop a scholarly community project
  • Develop a scholarly leadership project
  • Develop a service learning project

Potential Outcomes

Present at a conference

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POTENTIAL OUTCOMES

Develop a scholarly leadership project

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POTENTIAL OUTCOMES

Develop a scholarly community project

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Alumni Spotlight

ALumni Spotlight

NIPA SHIL, RN, BSN

Hear from an RN-BSN alumni of the 2020-2021 Cohort on the important takeaways of her time in EMBRACE and how the experience prepared her professionally.

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Application Requirements

Applicants must complete a program application which includes all of the following information

  • Completed data form, which includes the following:
    • What are the reasons you want to be part of this program?
    • What contributions you bring to this program (e.g. leadership experience?)
  • Participation in a selection interview

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN HERE

Recent Cohort Accomplishments

Outstanding accomplishments of the college’s first EMBRACE cohort (2016-17)

Outstanding accomplishments of the 2017-18 EMBRACE cohort 

2020-2022 Cohort Awards and Accomplishments

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  • Rising Star of Research and Scholarship Nominee (Mayra Astencio, Mentor: Dr. Terry)
  • Multicultural and Diversity Affairs Inclusive Excellence Award (Nurse Leading Change Organization; Mentor Dr. Dillard
  • Excellence in LGBTQ+ Research and Service Award (Sarah White, Mentor: Dr. Bethart)
  • Diane Fisher Award (Kayla Elliott, Mentor: Dr. Stacciarini)
  • 1st place Undergraduate BSN poster category (Jenna Meyer, Kayla Elliott, Mentor: Drs Stacciarini & Wilkie)
  • 2nd place Undergraduate BSN poster category (Tess Turmakin, Angie Artiaga, Carolina Morales, Kayla Elliott, Mentor: Drs. Stacciarini & Dillard)