Pennsylvania State Implementation Program Pennsylvania Action Coalition State Implementation Program Phases 1 & 3 Project Plans: Areas of Focus: This project builds on SIP 1 to disseminate information on best practices in academic progression and maintain web-based resources related to academic progression and track utilization. The applicant also proposes messaging campaign for above, with 24 month objective of an increase in BSN enrollees of at least 250 over baseline. Specific diversity targets included within new enrollees. The project also includes practice partnerships with target of at least one major employer updating hiring policies to reflect BSN preference. • Leadership • Education • Data Contact: Sarah Hexem Project Director National Nursing Centers Consortium [email protected] Diversity is addressed by obtaining and disseminating information on nursing scholarships for minority students, holding a diversity scholarship fundraise event, with target of raising at least 75,000, and distributing an existing diversity video. The project plans to use and supplement existing data to create a nursing workforce database inclusive of diversity metrics. Eligibility for grant-funded programs in support of this goal will include individuals who are members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the nursing workforce in general or at the BSN level or higher, e.g. individual s from ethnic, racial, or immigrant groups historically underrepresented, as well as first generation college students, residents of rural communities, and men.
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