Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN)
william f. connell school of nursing
The Connell School of Nursing’s "Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing" (KILN) program assists students to maximize their leadership potential, prepare them for the challenges of providing nursing care in our increasingly multicultural society, and nurture their ability to create positive social change. KILN scholars receive financial support, faculty mentorship, and opportunities to network with nurse leaders as they pursue their undergraduate or graduate studies.
The KILN program was started in 2009 with a federal Nursing Workforce Diversity grant from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration). Since 2012, additional funding from the Price Family Foundation and the Coca-Cola Foundation enables continuation and expansion of this successful program. Under the direction of Catherine Read and Debra Pino Betancourt, more than 50 KILN scholars per year participate in KILN.