Nursing Pathways

Student Leadership

Nursing Pathways is a Workforce Diversity grant funded by the Health Resources Service Administrations (HRSA) with initiatives to address social determinants of health, support diversification of nursing, and provision of quality care to under-served communities.

Nursing Pathways accomplishes these initiatives by supporting BSN and RN to BSN students, living in rural, diverse, and under-served regions of Eastern Washington, as they advance to graduation and rewarding nursing careers.

Program Goals

Nursing Pathways will:

Support BSN and RN to BSN students from limited-resource backgrounds to successful nursing program completion through workshops, academic and peer support, resources and tutoring;

Prepare BSN students from limited-resource backgrounds for academic success and professional readiness through mentoring and leadership development;

Promote BSN students from limited-resource backgrounds as emerging nursing and health care leaders by collaborating with established institutional and community partners that will also leverage resources and sustainability;

Foster student success and retention by providing financial support, and, awarding scholarships and stipends for the significant barriers that limited-resource students experience.

“This project is/was supported by funds from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under D19 HP 19023. The information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by, the DN, BHPr, HRSA, DHHS, or the US government.”

Nursing Pathways is proud to hire and train BSN mentors who work with current and future nursing students to foster their success and help them navigate their academic path.

The Nursing Pathways Peer Mentors work with future students to provide guidance aimed at academic achievement through activities and workshops that offer valuable information to increase their success as a nursing student.

Events for pre-nursing students are listed below. Be sure to RSVP to reserve your place at a workshop.

Date & TimeTopicLocation
Friday, April 14 at 2 to 4 p.m.WORKSHOP: Academic Success-Learning Styles and Study HabitsNursing Building, Room 1212
Friday, April 21 at 2 to 4 p.m.WORKSHOP: NursingCAS Application and TEAS Test PrepNursing Building, Room 1212
Monday, May 1NursingCAS Application Opens for Spring 2018 College of Nursing Admission*
Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.WSU Tri-Cities CommencementToyota Center, Kennewick
* Please contact Nursing Pathways for more information.

The Nursing Pathways Peer Mentors work with future students to provide guidance aimed at nursing student academic achievement through activities and workshops that offer valuable information to increase their success as a nursing student.

Events for BSN students are listed below. Be sure to RSVP to reserve your place at a workshop.

Date & TimeTopicLocation
Friday, April 14 at 2 to 4 p.m.Academic Success-Learning Styles and Study Habits WorkshopNursing Building, Room 1212
Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m.College of Nursing ConvocationRichland Red Lion
Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.WSU Tri-Cities CommencementToyota Center, Kennewick
Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m.Nursing Students of Washington State ConventionTulalip, WA*
* Please contact Nursing Pathways for more information about opportunities and registration.

Isabel Velasquez is a College of Nursing writing specialist and tutor. She has an ESL background and is available to help with APA style, grammar, proofreading, and more.

Nursing Pathways encourages you to connect with Isabel this semester for writing support.

Contact Us

The quickest way to contact Nursing Pathways is to send an email to nursingpathways@tricity.wsu.edu. We check messages regularly and make sure you get a response within 24 business hours.

Nursing Pathways Staff
photo of Cindy Mackay-Neorr
Cindy Mackay-NeorrNursing Pathways Project ManagerNursing 1223509-372-7112
photo of Amanda Lemley
Amanda LemleyNursing Pathways Grant, Student Services CoordinatorNursing 1223509-372-7181
Linda Mayovsky
Linda MayovskyStudent Retention SpecialistNursing 1223509-372-7181
photo of Tansy Fox
Tansy FoxOffice Assistant / Project AssistantCollege of Nursing Lobby(509) 372-7429
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