PROUD: Pre-entry & Retention Opportunities for Undergraduate Diversity
The purpose of Mennonite College of Nursing's PROUD project is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds by providing student stipends and scholarships, pre-entry and retention activities, and professional development programs.
Proud students attend study groups, tutoring sessions, and presentations on leadership as well as other topics throughout the semester. PROUD regularly offers opportunities for social activities, creating a network of support with other students and faculty. Further, PROUD students are assigned a mentor who provides additional support.
Scholarships and stipends are offered to students from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, including racial and ethnic minorities and other underrepresented groups among registered nurses.
Additionally, PROUD offers outreach to middle school and high school students to increase awareness, interest, and knowledge of nursing career opportunities and the related education requirements. We attend career fairs, host nursing simulation lab tours, and coordinate a summer nurse camp for high schoolers.
All current or admitted MCN students are eligible to join the PROUD program.
Telephone: (309) 438-1820.