DIVE-IN (Developing Inclusive Voices & Experiences In Nursing) Program

The need to successfully address the lack of diversity in our health professions has never been greater, as we learn more about health disparities within our communities of color and discuss ways to improve health equity. Considering racial/ethnic backgrounds (AACN,2019), the RN population is comprised of 80.8% White/Caucasian; and only 6.2% African American; 7.5% Asian; 5.3% Hispanic; 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native; 0.5 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, which is not reflective of our nation’s diversity. While pipeline program in high-schools have been happening for years, we are finding that waiting until high school to introduce nursing as a career is often too late. Our chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses would like to work with the Bridgeport school system to offer a five-day interactive program for middle-schoolers, which we have named DIVE-IN (Developing Inclusive Voices & Experiences In Nursing).


Project Lead: National Association of Hispanic Nurses- CT Chapter
Project Lead: Jessica Alicea-Planas


Age Group: Children (0-12 yrs.)
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Urban
Race & Ethnicity: Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics/Latin Americans
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Student - K-12

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 7
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Jul 28, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023
Project Status: Awarded

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2022: $19,999