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1 “ The CLC Program ” College of Nursing & Health Sciences/Partners HealthCare Clinical Leadership Collaborative for Diversity in Nursing Educating Mentoring Pioneering Presented By: CNHS/Partners 12/08

2 “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” - Maya Angelou Educating Mentoring Pioneering

3 CLC Program Leadership Co-Principle Investigators Jeanette Ives-Erickson, RN, MS, FAAN –Sr. Vice President for Patient Care & Chief Nurse, MGH Greer Glazer RN, PhD, CNP, FAAN –Dean & Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston Co-Project Directors Gaurdia E. Banister, PhD, RN –Executive Director, MGH/The Institute for Patient Care Marion E. Winfrey, EdD, RN –Assoc. Dean and Assoc.Professor, CLC Faculty Advisor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston Program Administrative Assistant Jariza Rodriguez –College of Nursing and Health Sciences, UMass Boston Educating Mentoring Pioneering

4 CLC Steering Committee Members Olako Agburu, MGH Elaine Bridge, Newton Wellesley Helene Bowen Brady, Faulkner Marianne Ditomassi, MGH Hallie Greenberg, BWH Patrice Nicholas, BWH Donna Perry, MGH Virginia “Ginny” Prout, Newton-Wellesley Peter Terres, UMass Boston Rosalie Tyrell, MGH Deborah Washington, MGH Educating Mentoring Pioneering

5 The CLC is a workforce development project realized from two grants from Partners HealthCare totaling almost $1M. This three year initiative is designed to achieve, in part, the vision of diversity by facilitating the successful progression of over 30 racially and ethnically diverse students through the generic undergraduate nursing program at UMass Boston’s College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The CLC intends to supports the clinical leadership development of 37 students in order to affect a smooth transition into clinical practice upon graduation. What is the CLC? Educating Mentoring Pioneering

6 What is the Vision of Diversity? The concept of diversity encompasses recognizing, accepting and respecting that each individual is unique, with individual differences along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual. (interbiznet.com 2002 ) Educating Mentoring Pioneering

7 According to the Sullivan Commission’s 2004 report, African American, Latino Americans and Native Americans comprise 25% of the U.S. population but only 9% of the nation’s nurses. The need for increased diversity of the healthcare workforce has been identified as a critical factor in addressing health disparities. In Boston, the Mayor’s Task Force to eliminate health disparities has called for increasing resources to train, recruit and retain persons from underrepresented groups of color in the health care professions. (The Disparities Project 2005, Boston Public Health Commission) The Institute of Medicine’s 2004 report, In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce, noted that, “Increasing racial and ethnic diversity among health care professionals is important because evidence indicates that diversity is associated with improved access to care for racial and ethnic minority patients, greater patient choice and satisfaction, and better educational experiences for health profession’s students, among many other benefits.” Educating Mentoring Pioneering Why is there a need for the CLC program?

8 Racial & Ethnic Group Composition of US & RN’s Population Educating Mentoring Pioneering *US Population according to the 2000 Census (US Census Bureau, 2001b) : 284.4 million **Number of Registered Nurses according to the National Sample Survey of RN’s : 2.7 million *** AI/AN = American Indian/Alaskan Native ****NH/PI = Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

9 Cohort I – began in Fall 2007 with 18 students. 7 graduated in 05/08 and an additional 3 will be graduating in 12/08. The remaining 8 will graduate in 2009. Cohort II – began in Fall 2008 with 11 students that are on track to graduate in 05/10. An additional 8 students were added to the program in Spring 2009 and will be graduating in 12/10. Educating Mentoring Pioneering CLC Student Composition

10 Full time, first semester junior matriculation in the undergraduate nursing program Racially and ethnically diverse students with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater A record of demonstrated leadership activities in class, evolving excellence in clinical practice, and participation in community activities Satisfactory letters of recommendations from faculty members, work and community service organizations Educating Mentoring Pioneering What are the Program Admissions Criteria?

11 Clinical rotations at Partners HealthCare Institutions and employment at a Partners HealthCare agency upon successful CLC program completion and graduation Tuition, fees, stipends and assistance with paying for an NCLEX review course One-on-One personal and professional mentoring from experienced registered nurses throughout the Partners HealthCare System Participants receive a range of academic & professional career support services to facilitate success in the baccalaureate nursing program and the workplace Students learn and apply the 21 st Century Skills Educating Mentoring Pioneering What are the benefits to the CLC participants?

12 The elements described as “21 st Century Skills” represent the skills, knowledge and expertise students should master to succeed in work and life Educating Mentoring Pioneering What are the 21 st Century Skills? Life and Career Skills Include Flexibility and Adaptability Initiative & Self-Direction Social & Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity & Accountability Leadership & Responsibility

13 CLC Student Comments “On this day we remember those around us that we are thankful for… so I’ll think about how blessed I am to have Partners and UMass believe in me and offer me such an opportunity!” - CLC Student “For the 1 st time in my life, I am at a loss for words…I get a call saying that I was placed in NICU at Brigham and I am absolutely in tears right now. This rings a familiar bell…sitting in a chair at the NICU at Brigham is where I decided I wanted to be a nurse.” - CLC Student Educating Mentoring Pioneering

14 What does a mentor/mentee relationship encompass? Establishing a mutually respectful relationship that allows for honest dialogue and reflection, focusing on leadership skills and succeeding as a diverse nurse at a Partners HealthCare agency Mentors & mentees maintain weekly contact via phone, email and in person where they discuss goals and acquiring/improving 21 st Century skills They engage in activities and mentor discussions that facilitate the acquisition of knowledge concerning: 1. Life and Professional Goals 2. 21 st Century Skills 3. Mentor’s strategies for success in a Partner’s HealthCare agency 4. Leadership opportunities & meetings 5. Partners HealthCare agency philosophy and how it is actualized Educating Mentoring Pioneering

15 CLC Mentor Comments “ I would like the opportunity to give a newly licensed nurse the same nurturing and support that my mentor gave me when I first started out.” - CLC Mentor “ It allows you to share accumulated knowledge and experience while gaining a better understanding of yourself through helping others.” - CLC Mentor Educating Mentoring Pioneering

16 CLC students will work full time as RNs at a Partners HealthCare agency for a period of time equal to the number of years he or she participated in the program CLC students will demonstrate leadership abilities in a tangible manner (i.e., committee membership or scholarly activities) within their first year of employment at a Partners HealthCare agency The CLC creates a close collaboration between academia and the practice setting by focusing on maximizing the potential of minority nursing students while in school and as a new registered nurse upon graduation Educating Mentoring Pioneering What are the benefits to the Partners HealthCare System?

17 What are the benefits to the Partners HealthCare System? Cont. The CLC fosters the professional development of its mentors as they take on the responsibility of the mentee - and encourages and motivates mentors to seek additional education and leadership roles within Partners Mentors develop skills they can utilize as preceptors to new registered nurses The CLC provides Partners HealthCare with a more diversified staff that will be entering the agency with an in-depth knowledge of Partners All involved with the CLC promote the discovery of positive strategies for integrating diverse cultures in a setting that more accurately reflects the patient population that is being served The development of a network of diverse CLC graduates who will serve as mentors to the next generation of diverse registered nurses throughout the Partners HealthCare System Educating Mentoring Pioneering

18 Where are the CLC students now? COHORT I Alessandra Adamo – Graduation 05/09 Joanne Bodkin – MGH Channine Bun – Graduation 05/09 Jean Martel Cothias – BWH Denise DePina – Graduation 05/09 Ana C. Duarte – MGH Ervelange Exantus – MGH Frew Fikru – Graduation 05/09 Alana Gurley – In Transition Kevin Kimani – In Transition Ying Law – In Transition Daphnee Magloire – Graduation 05/09 Solomon Mugati – Graduation 12/09 Silvianne Ngueya – Graduation 05/09 Anh T. Nguyen – In Transition Maureen Pierre-Louis – MGH Alexis Seggalye – Graduation 05/09 Lunick Toussaint – MGH COHORT II Neldine Alexandre – Graduation 05/10 Larissa Alves – Graduation 05/10 Jannine Austrie – Graduating 12/10 Airiau N. Constant – Graduating 12/10 Cintia K. Crespo – Graduation 05/10 Eneida O. Da Costa – Graduating 12/10 Renata C. De Carvalho – Graduation 05/10 Anouchka Edouard – Graduating 12/10 Farah E. Fevrin – Graduating 12/10 Lyns W. Hercule – Graduating 12/10 Joseph Valery – Graduation 05/10 Trinh Nikki T. Ly – Graduation 05/10 Ricky J. Pamphile – Graduating 12/10 Kenelle Presume – Graduation 05/10 Melissa Romain – Graduation 05/10 Lucette Teixeira – Graduating 12/10 Jessica Thai – Graduation 05/10 Yanique Toussaint – Graduation 05/10 Christian Young – Graduation 05/10 Educating Mentoring Pioneering Cohort I was established with a mix of juniors and seniors while cohort II exclusively took in 1 st semester juniors

19 “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color. ” - Maya Angelou Educating Mentoring Pioneering *Property of CNHS/Partners HealthCare*


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