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HRSA Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Grant Partnership for Academic and Social Student Success (PASSS) Program

PASSS Program Purpose
To improve healthcare quality, reduce health disparities, and increase nursing workforce diversity in Northern Shenandoah Valley by addressing academic, social and financial barriers to successful enrollment and completion of the nursing program for those eligible to enter, and for those eligible to graduate and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

PASSS Program Team Members:

PASSS Program Supporters:
To meet the various goals of the PASSS Program, collaboration with the following supporters is essential:

Nursing and other Faculty
Department of Chemistry; Department of Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering
Center for Teaching and Learning
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
Office of Financial Aid
Office of Administration and Finance
Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Human Resources
Registrar's Office
Retention Specialist Office
Nursing Advisory Board
Local Community and Healthcare Providers

PASSS Program Expected Outcomes:

Increase opportunities for disadvantaged nursing students

Decrease the nursing shortage

Increase nursing workforce diversity

Address the regional need for high-quality, culturally competent nursing professionals

PASSS News and Newsletter

PR: Shepherd nursing department receives $1 million grant from HRSA

"Connections" PASSS Newsletter Winter 2013

"Connections" PASSS Newsletter Fall 2012

"Connections" PASSS Newsletter Summer 2012

"Connections" PASSS Newsletter Spring 2012

"Connections" PASSS Newsletter Winter 2012

"Connections" PASSS Newsletter Fall 2011





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