ENGAGE Project

The ENGAGE 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.


ENGAGE Student Resources



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.  


academic writing coach

As the School of Nursing’s Academic Writing Coach, Alexis is available to help students develop their reading and writing skills. Students are welcome to seek help from the Academic Writing Coach at any stage of the writing process. The Academic Writing Coach incorporates collaborative tutoring strategies to help students cultivate a wide variety of writing skills, including effectively deconstructing prompts, generating ideas for assignments, paragraph cohesion, paper organization, clarity, grammatical errors, and revision strategies. Appointments can take place in person or via Zoom.  



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.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit our Career Coach page.



Writing Center


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.



The ENGAGE Nursing Student Scholarships have been established through the ENGAGE grant. The scholarships will be awarded in both the Fall and Spring semesters to eligible students who meet the following criteria and provide demographic data, complete questionnaires, and use SON resources.


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Use the referral form above to notify EMBRACE staff about a student you are referring for services. We will reach out and follow-up with the student. Please make sure the student knows you are referring him or her.


Learning Modules for Faculty/Self-Directed Learning of Culture-Mindedness and Culturally Centered Communication Skills for Implementing an Inclusive School of Nursing

The modules, developed by Mikel Hogan, PhD applied/public Anthropologist, are for professional development and for student learning activities.

Hogan, M. (2013).  Four Skills of Cultural Diversity Competence (4th edition). Belmont, CA:  Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning

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