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Project ENFERMERÍA (Educating Nurses for Engagement, Research, Mentoring Excellence & Reinforcing Interpretation Access) is aimed at increasing Hispanic/Latino/a/x representation in nursing graduate programs at UCF. This project is funded through the Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (Title V, Part B), administered by the U.S. Department of Education.



Measurable Objectives

Objective 1

By 2027, 80% of CON faculty/staff/administrators will have participated in holistic admissions/culturally-aware-responsive mentoring training workshops.

Objective 2

By 2024, 100% of all postbaccalaureate applications will be reviewed following established holistic protocols.

Objective 3

By 2027, there will be a 10% increase in the number of Hispanic faculty members (i.e., combining both tenure-track and adjunct/clinical preceptor positions).

Objective 4

Starting in 2024, there will be an annual increase of 10% of Hispanic CON students enrolled in the postbaccalaureate programs.

Objective 5

By 2027, the Hispanic MSN 3-year graduation rate will have increased to 60%.

Objective 6

By 2027, the Hispanic doctoral (DNP and PhD) 5-year graduation rate will have increased to 30%.

Objective 7

By 2027, the average number of UCF Hispanic postbaccalaureate BSN graduates entering the healthcare workforce will triple from recent averages (2017-2021=1.2/yr).

Objective 8

By 2025, 75% of the nurses graduating from CON graduate certificate, MSN, and doctoral programs, will have received some benefit of career advancement (e.g., change in job responsibilities, increased salary).

Principal Investigator

Dr. Andrea Guzmán, VP for Access and Community Engagement

Project Director

Dr. Cyndia Morales Muñiz, Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

Project Manager

Hipatia Veronica Donoso

Project Management Team