Empowering Nursing Students for SUCCESS

MaryAnn Stark, Bronson School of Nursing, Western Michigan University

Presented at the 2017 Western Michigan University Fall Convocation.


With a grant from the Western Michigan University Office of Faculty Development, we were able to offer students a small stipend to work with faculty who helped them identify academic and personal issues that impede success. Upper level students were hired as Navigators to help the student scholars achieve success. All scholars in the program passed and progressed in the nursing program. This program was called the Marie Gates Scholars Program in honor of our previous BSON director who valued and supported diversity in nursing.