KILN Scholars 2011-2012
KEYS to Inlclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN)
The "Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing" (KILN) program at Boston College's William F. Connell School of Nursing prepares nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among registered nurses) to enter the public health nursing workforce as leaders with the inherent capacity to make a difference in local communities. Find out more about the KILN program »
Tiara Alston '12
Interests: Pediatrics; Public Health; Global Health; Community Health
KILN Highlights: Through the KILN program I hope to build a network of support composed by the nursing faculty and my fellow nursing peers. I would also like to develop leadership skills and gain further experience working with high needs and underprivileged populations through the community nursing opportunities the KILN program offers.
Amanda Barbosa '14
Interests: Pediatrics; Maternity Nursing
KILN Highlights: Dr. Terry Fulmer’s discussion about the Institute of Medicine Report made me realize the importance of a good nursing education as students will ultimately influence the future of nursing.
Dana Betts '13
Interests: Labor and Delivery; Postpartum Care
KILN Highlights: I am excited for the opportunities the KILN program offers, especially those related to community outreach. I hope to learn not only from the adults involved in the program, but from my peers as well.
Amelia Burke '14
KILN Highlights: I am grateful for having a mentor/tutor, who helps me understand and learn various nursing subjects.
Terry Bustos '13
Interests: Adult Health
KILN Highlights: Attending the National Student Nurses Association conference in Salt Lake City, Utah provided me with the opportunity to explore post-grad options.
Denice Calub '14
KILN Highlights: The meeting with Dr. Norma Martínez Rogers encouraged me to continue striving towards becoming a successful nurse.
Morine Cebert '12
Interests: Cardiac Care; Adult Health
KILN Highlights: The New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA) Awards Ceremony gave me the opportunity to establish connections with leaders and professionals in the nursing field.
Selina Chan '12
Interests: Pediatrics; Forensics; Oncology
KILN Highlights: The flu clinic at Cathedral Cares allowed me to learn about the dynamics of working in a community-based clinic.
Nguyet Chau '12
KILN Highlights: As a KILN scholar I was given the opportunity to work with Dr. Rosanna DeMarco on translating a curriculum on HIV/AIDS into Vietnamese.
Sabianca Delva '11
KILN Highlights: Attending the MaSNA (Massachusetts Student Nurses Association) and NSNA (National Student Nursing Association) conferences inspired me to be involved with MaSNA and become its vice-president.
Anna Diané '12
Interests: Critical Care
KILN Highlights: The Massachusetts Student Nurse Association Annual Fall Conference provided me with knowledge about different aspects of nursing.
Sandra Dickson '13
Interests: Women’s Health; Global Health; Mental Health
KILN Highlights: The KILN program kept me grounded throughout my freshman year and helped me build self-confidence.
Meaghan Dillon '15
KILN Highlights: As a new KILN scholar, I would like to be able to make connections with nursing professionals and fellow students. I also look forward to being more involved in the nursing field and making a difference in people's lives
Jennifer Etienne '11
Interests: Forensics; Public Health; Mental Health; Adult Health; Women’s Health; Global Health
KILN Highlights: Participating in the flu clinic at Cathedral Cares made me realize the importance of being able to effectively communicate with a diverse population.
Taylor Fisher '15
Interests: Community Health; Endocrinology; Pediatrics
KILN Highlights: Through the KILN program, I hope to gain leadership skills and knowledge that will help me become the best healthcare professional I can be and also receive guidance and support along my academic career.
Leyna Gomez '13
Interests: Community Health; Pediatrics
KILN Highlights: Attending the Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference allowed me to network with health care professionals and to learn about different career and educational paths.
Cassandra Hernandez '14
KILN Highlights: Sarah Joy Carlson Hollingworth’s presentation made me realize there are many opportunities for nurses to contribute to this world.
Yesenia Japa '14
KILN Highlights: The lecture given by Lisa Morris on Spanish medical terminology made me aware of the importance of learning another language and having translators in healthcare settings.
Winnie Jean '14
KILN Highlights: Participating in a Boston College student-run forum on racial stereotypes gave me new insights on other cultures and struggles faced by numerous ethnic and racial groups.
Nora Jean-Baptiste '14
Interests: Mental Health
KILN Highlights: Through KILN, I would like to gain opportunities to attend events that would allow me to learn from experts in the nursing field and improve my skills.
Nicole Joseph '12
Interests: Psychiatric Nursing; Pediatrics
KILN Highlights: The 2011 National Black Nurses Association Conference has been a life changing experience. I was given the opportunity to see women of color within the nursing field who have achieved remarkable things by serving their community. Through that experience I have been, even more so, inspired to want to do so as well.
Mary Keeley '13
Interests: Neonatal Nursing
KILN Highlights: Barbara Rosato’s presentation on trends and implications of diabetes allowed me to gain a better understanding of the disease and the importance of research.
Jie Wen Lei '13
Interests: Mental Health
KILN Highlights: The discussion with Dr. Norma Martínez Rogers facilitated an open conversation about minority issues and made me realize that every voice is worth listening to, despite any differences.
Tammy Leung '15
Interests: Neonatal Nursing; Pediatrics; Maternity Nursing
KILN Highlights: I hope that KILN will provide a place where I can find guidance and meet great people, who I can consider my second family.
Andrea Lopez '14
Interests: Women's Health; Pediatrics
KILN Highlights: The Massachusetts Student Nurses Association Fall Conference encouraged me to be an effective voice for improvement in nursing and health care services for all people.
Patience Marks '15
Interests: Pediatrics; Gynecology; HIV/AIDS
KILN Highlights: As a first-year KILN scholar, I hope to be encouraged and guided in discovering more about my passion for nursing, as well as develop great leadership skills.
Christine Martin '15
Interests: Women’s Health
KILN Highlights: As a first-year KILN scholar, I hope to receive help with my transition, both into college as well as nursing, as well as guidance and support.
Paulina Miklosz '11
Interests: Adult Acute Care
KILN Highlights: The BC Women’s Panel made me realize that obtaining a BSN degree opens up many career possibilities for nursing graduates, and studying in Ecuador for a semester opened my eyes to global health issues.
Chenille Morrison '14
KILN Highlights: Denise Costello’s lecture on Breast Cancer Awareness gave me some knowledge I can use to promote breast cancer awareness among peers and community members.
Stephanie Mui '13
KILN Highlights: The meeting with Dr. Norma Martínez Rogers encouraged me to work arduously, withstand trials and struggles, and ultimately become a leader in nursing.
Rosemary Onofri '15
KILN Highlights: I hope to become more aware of issues nurses face in urban communities. I would also like to improve and develop skills that could assist me in providing the best health care.
Tiffany Otto '12
KILN Highlights: The flu clinic at Cathedral Cares allowed me to practice my nursing skills and understand diverse community needs.
Gerome Paradela '14
Interests: Mental Health; Pediatrics
KILN Highlights: Through the KILN program, I hope to gain leadership abilities and more cultural competence in order to become a better nurse, not only for myself but for the community.
Steven Restrepo '15
Interests: Maternal-Child Nurse; Anesthesia
KILN Highlights: I hope to get some insight into what being a nurse entails.
Kacthary Sanclemente '13
Interests: Anesthesia; Oncology
KILN Highlights: Attending Professor Terry Fulmer’s discussion of the Institute of Medicine Report gave me a new perspective on my profession.
Yvonne Shih '15
Interests: Pediatric Oncology; Anesthesia
KILN Highlights: I hope that KILN can give me a broader view of the nursing profession and provide the guidance to help me pursue my passion for this benevolent profession.
Jae Won Shin '15
Interests: Obstetrics and Gynecology; Neonatal Care
KILN Highlights: I hope that KILN will help me develop the ability to become a leader in the nursing field. My dream is to become a NP and have a pivotal role in helping others achieve the best health possible.
Savita Sukha '15
Interests: Women’s Health
KILN Highlights: As a first year KILN Scholar, I am looking forward to jumpstarting my education in the field of community-based nursing while meeting current leaders and gaining experience along the way.
Siobhan Tellez '13
Interests: Pediatrics; Women’s Health
KILN Highlights: Attending the Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference gave me the opportunity to meet people who were crucial in my advance study grant application. Thanks to this grant, I was able to work in multiple clinical settings in Panama and improve my nursing and Spanish skills.
Giovanni Trilleras '12
KILN Highlights: The talk with Dr. Norma Martínez Rogers, recent past president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, opened my eyes to a different perspective regarding diversity.
Malika Weekes '13
KILN Highlights: I appreciated that Linda Burnes Bolton presented a framework for a nurse's career that can be helpful when choosing a nursing specialty. She advocated that novice nurses begin their careers in acute care, transition to community health, where the nurse gains an understanding of the larger social structures that affect a community, and then transition into public health and policy-making.