Leadership 2.0 FAQ

This program is offered to:

  • First-generation college students
  • Individuals of an underrepresented ethnicity/race or gender in the nursing profession (Male students are considered an underrepresented gender)
  • Individuals of educationally and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds

Participants spend seven weeks on campus preparing to become a student nurse. In addition to ensuring academic success, the program offers learning experiences outside the classroom. Students attend weekly social and cultural events (for example, a Cincinnati Reds baseball game and tour of the Cincinnati Freedom Center), participate in community service activities with faculty members and receive an introduction to the concept of research in higher education and nursing.

Participants continue to receive support from college by way of nursing professional mentors, peer mentoring through the iLEAD program, peer tutoring, and other activities aimed at molding students into a nurse leader. The college consistently seeks funding to provide scholarships and stipends to our underrepresented student populations. Participants in this program will be given priority consideration for this funding.

We ask top applicants to attend an in-person or virtual (Teams or Zoom) interview. After the interviews, top candidates are invited to participate in the program.