July 01, 2015

BSN Students Selected for Fellowship Program

Two Jefferson College of Nursing students have been selected to participate in the initial cohort of the Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship. Slade Bracey and Lauren Wynne, both students in the prelicensure BSN program, were among the 17 regional students selected out of 70 applicants to the fellowship program.

The Carpenter Community Nursing Fellowship is an introductory and competitive fellowship program in community-based and public health nursing for current and recently graduated nursing students of all levels. The program is supported by a grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.

During the semester-long program, fellows will be introduced to the diverse world of public health nursing and career opportunities available in the expanding field of community-based care, which includes nurse-managed and retail health clinics.  The curriculum includes best practices of current leaders, technical instruction and important policy shaping healthcare initiatives. Site visits will provide opportunities to interact with current nursing professionals and experience the innovative ideas that are changing the face of healthcare. As part of this experience, participants will have the chance to network with nurse leaders, policy makers, staff at NNCC, members of nurse-managed health clinics and nurse leaders in retail health clinics.

At the end of the program, the Fellows will have a better understanding of the career opportunities outside traditional settings available for nurses. Fellows will also have a mentor currently working in the field and an increased sense of their own potential and leadership competence in a workplace setting.