$1.5 Million Grant Extension Supports Diversity at UMSN
Submitted on Sep 20, 2012
Gaining Excellence in Nursing Education: Strength in the Sciences (GENESIS) provides educational opportunities and assistance for students from underrepresented communities.
It begins with preparatory support for middle and high school students interested in nursing. It also gives academic, financial and social support to students admitted to U-M.
GENESIS is led by program director Patricia Coleman-Burns, assistant professor of nursing. She said, "We hope to graduate empowered nurses who are educated at the highest possible level, who will understand the unique needs of these populations.”
The grant, which is the third round of funding for the program, will fund GENESIS through 2015. Since 2002, 75 students have come through U-M in the GENESIS program.
The grant renewal has been featured on WDET public radio, numerous news websites and in several publications.