Program Activities » Breakthrough to Nursing

 Escalate Your Career By Breaking Barriers

Established in 1965, the mission of the Breakthrough to Nursing (BTN) project is to organize, represent, and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs, in becoming practitioners sensitive to the cultural diversity that exists in our society. The project promotes the development of the skills needed to be responsible, accountable members of the nursing profession who respect the differences and similarities between people, advocates high quality care, utilizing the principles of transcultural nursing, and facilitates the development of peer support systems, which enhance recruitment and retention within the nursing profession. 

Breakthrough to Nursing Committee:
Jae Lim, Chair  
Sabrina Lozier
Adam Tebbe

BTN Stories

Daniel Duron, CNSA BTN Committee Member
California State University-Stanislaus, CA
Science Day 
  Abaneh Ebangwese                 Stephanie Swope                     Andrew Richardson
   Vice President                          BTN Director                            Legislative Chair
 Maryland Association of         Maryland Association of             Maryland Association of
Nursing Students(MANS)      Nursing Students (MANS)         Nursing Students (MANS)
Camp Cardiac: Panel of Nursing Students Presenting on the Nursing Profession    

BTN Seasonal Memos
Fall Memo
Summer Memo

BTN PowerPoint Presentations 2015
Breakthrough To Nursing: Escalate Your Career By Breaking Barriers

BTN Institute: A collection of tools to assist in the recruitment, education, and retention of underrepresented groups. Click Here

NSNA Publications
Guidelines for Planning: Breakthrough to Nursing (includes how to get a committee started)  

Leadership University: Earn academic credit for participating in NSNA Breakthrough to Nursing projects.



Tips on Recruiting Minorities into Nursing