KILN Scholars 2010-2011
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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 »
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.
Phillipa Beckford '14
Interests: Obstetrics; Midwifery
KILN Highlights: As a first-year KILN scholar, I would like to receive academic support, encouragement, and guidance towards the career I have chosen.
Sania Beckford '11
Interests: Adult Health
KILN Highlights: The meet and greet with Sarah Joy Carlson Hollingsworth inspired me to continue caring for others and to not let the fear of inadequacy stop me from doing so.
Kamilah Braithwaite '14
Interests: Forensic and Pediatric
KILN Highlights: Attending the reception for Sarah Joy Carlson Hollingsworth provided me with a new understanding about nursing, leadership, community health, and diversity.
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
KILN Highlights: Participating in the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) conference gave me the opportunity to meet and maintain connections with nursing professionals.
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.
Myriam Charles-Pierre '11
Interests: Community Health
KILN Highlights: As a first year KILN Scholar, I look forward to learning from professionals in the community health field and to working on translating health information into different career paths.
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.
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.
Jessica Fenty-Scotland '10
Interests: Women’s Health
KILN Highlights: Attending Dr. Terry Fulmer’s lecture on the Institute of Medicine Report made me realize the importance of supporting minority nursing students and motivated me to further my nursing studies.
Haley Gaeta '13
KILN Highlights: The tutoring and mentoring provided by KILN has helped me academically and made the transition into college life much easier.
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.
Nicole Joseph '12
KILN Highlights: Through KILN, I hope to be part of a newer and inclusive health care movement by reaching out to underserved communities.
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.
Djerica Lamousnery '11
Interests: Adult Health and Critical Care
KILN Highlights: Participating in the flu clinic at Somerville helped me realize the importance of cultural competency within the nursing field and the growing demand for multi-lingual nurses.
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.
Andrea Lopez '14
KILN Highlights: As a first-year KILN scholar, I look forward to developing the necessary skills to become an excellent nurse and leader in the nursing field.
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.
Shiva Moshtagh '11
KILN Highlights: The Student Nurse Association (SNA) Conference and meeting with former AARP president, Jennie Chin Hansen, enabled me to gain a vast knowledge of the nursing field.
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.
Tiffany Otto '12
KILN Highlights: The flu clinic at Cathedral Cares allowed me to practice my nursing skills and understand diverse community needs.
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.
John Sok '11
Interests: Critical Care
KILN Highlights: Attending the Georgetown Recruitment Dinner provided me with the opportunity to explore some options for nursing graduates and network with potential employers.
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
Interests: Forensics; Neonatal Nursing
KILN Highlights: The discussion with Dr. Norma Martínez Rogers gave me a new and broader perspective of diversity and inspired me to continue with my nursing studies.