The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation has awarded a $150,000 one-year grant to Russell Sage College’s Department of Nursing for a partnership to encourage high school students interested in nursing careers. The I Can Achieve a Degree in Nursing program (ICAN) at Russell Sage will create a collaborative community mentorship model for underserved youth to achieve a bachelor’s degree in nursing and employment as a registered nurse.

ICAN will focus on the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities in New York’s Capital Region. Sage will work with Albany Medical Center, the Black Nurses Coalition, and Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls. Russell Sage explains this program will recruit and support students through high school partnerships; match high school students with professional nursing mentors from diverse backgrounds; provide academic support to guide students through high school and a nursing degree; motivate and guide underrepresented and underserved minorities into professional nursing careers; and create meaningful employment and professional experiences in diverse health care settings.

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