The Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN) program assists students to maximize their leadership potential, prepares them for the challenges of providing nursing care in our increasingly multicultural society, and nurtures 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 the Health Resources and Services Administration. Since 2012, additional funding from the Price Family Foundation enables continuation and expansion of the program. Currently more than 50 KILN scholars per year participate in KILN.
“The things I’ve learned through KILN have been life changing. I not only feel like I’ve grown as a future nurse in caring for her patients, but I feel like I’ve grown as a person.”
The Social Change Model was developed by the Higher Education Research Institute (1996) of UCLA for college students who want to learn to work effectively with others to create positive social change over their lifetimes. The assumptions of the SCM assert that leadership is a collaborative, service-oriented, values–based process that is about effecting change on behalf of society.