SWCAHEC Native American Nursing Pipeline
The SWCAHEC Native American Nursing Pipeline project works to increase the number of Native American nurses who deliver health care services and meet the nursing workforce needs in rural and underserved communities.
The primary objectives are:
• Recruitment of high school, college students, and community members into a regional nursing program.
• Creation of a webpage to include resources for Native American community members interested in nursing, including related training programs and scholarships.
• Development of a replicable support program for Native American nursing students, including student interest groups, social groups, and professional nursing collaboratives.
• Nurse mentorship program including a panel series of nurses sharing their experiences in the profession.
• Training and education opportunities for Health Science faculty and preceptors working with diverse students in health profession training programs.
For more information about this program please contact Dyllon Mills, Community Health Programs Associate at Southwestern Colorado AHEC, at [email protected] or [email protected].