EMBRACE Project

The Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics, and Cultural Enhancement (EMBRACE) grant is a federally funded program to increase nursing workforce diversity through better understanding the effect of students’ background, goals, lifestyle, and social support on their level of persistence and post-graduation outcomes. Holistic admissions, faculty training to support diverse students, and $600,000 in student financial support are among the many student centered initiatives in this grant.

EMBRACE Student Resources

CAREER COACH

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As the School of Nursing Career Coach, Ronnie Sue Henderson is available to assist students in a wide range of career related skills including resume preparation, writing cover letters, job searching and application processes, testing assessments other than NCLEX, developing and indicating references, interview preparation, interview follow-up approaches, and more.

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NURSE COACH

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As the Nurse Coach, Dr. Teal is available to assist students in finding the resources they need to be successful at CSU Fullerton. Students should contact Dr. Teal for help addressing challenges they are facing including finding a balance between school and life, dealing with tough patient situations, financial concerns and food insecurity, confronting family challenges, or exploring what is the best choice for them right now. She can also connect students to University and community resources to address other needs. Email EMBRACE@fullerton.edu to schedule appointment with the Nurse Coach.

LEARNING SPECIALIST

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As the School of Nursing Learning Specialist, Manpreet is available to assist students in navigating academic resources so they can succeed at CSU Fullerton. Students should contact Manpreet if they are having difficulty in a class; need resources on reading, writing, studying, or APA style; think they might have a learning disability; or are otherwise concerned about academics. Email EMBRACE@fullerton.edu to schedule appointment with the SON Learning Specialist.


Writing Center

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The School of Nursing has partnered with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI ) to provide writing assistance for our students.  The volunteer tutors are retired professionals who are willing to give their time and expertise.

 

 

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Peer Mentoring

The Peer Mentor Program promotes meaningful and successful college experiences by building partnerships between students.  Trained peer mentors collaborate with their mentees to access resources, build support in facing obstacles, and achieve mutually constructed academic goals.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

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The EMBRACE Nursing Student Scholarship has been established through the Enrichment Markers of Better Relationships, Academics, and Cultural Enhancement (EMBRACE) grant. The scholarship will be awarded in both the Fall and Spring semesters to eligible students who meet the following criteria and provide demographic data, complete questionnaires, participate in focus groups, and use SON resources.