Whereas, Access, equity, and opportunity for all students are values central to the California community college mission;
Whereas, The 2002 Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) study, conducted by the Health Care Initiative Project, noted that by applying the suggested criteria for admission to nursing programs some student groups maybe impacted disproportionately;
Whereas, The field of nursing needs nurses from diverse backgrounds but many students from historically under-represented groups are academically high-risk; and
Whereas, Early intervention with student support services such as mentoring, tutoring, and study skills instruction can increase the success of students in their nursing prerequisites;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges strongly support the use of student support services such as mentoring, tutoring, and study skills instruction as early interventions for students in their prerequisites for an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) to increase their academic success.
Worked with two counselors who did research about relationship between counseling and vocational programs. They presented at Vocational LeadershipInstitute. Shared information about student success at IMPAC nursing meetings.