The ‘I Can Achieve a Degree in Nursing’ program (ICAN) at Albany Leadership & Russell Sage will create a collaborative community mentorship model for our scholars to achieve a bachelor’s degree in nursing and employment as a registered nurse.


What will the ICAN Program at ALCS Do?

Russell Sage is working with Albany Medical Center, the Black Nurses Coalition and Albany Leadership Charter School for Girls. This program supports our students through high school partnerships and matches our high school students with professional nursing mentors from diverse backgrounds. It provides academic support to guide students through high school and a nursing degree. This program was designed to motivate and guide our scholars into professional nursing careers and create meaningful employment and professional experiences in diverse healthcare settings for our scholars beyond graduation. 

Who Can Participate In This Program?

Any student grade 10-12 can participate in this incredible program. The ICAN program will be a mentorship style commitment for our students. This means this will be after school and it’s minimal time commitment. Our scholars will receive one on one training and advice from some of the top medical professionals in the capital region. Once the mentorship program is completed this year, our scholars will have the connections they built throughout the school year to help them in the future when they start their career journey.

Our first-ever cohort has already begun! Sign-ups are closed for now. Please check back when we are ready for our next group! 

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