Breakthrough to Nursing
Changing the Face of Nursing
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
T.J. Tekesky, Chair
BTN Institute: A collection of tools to assist in the recruitment, education, and retention of underrepresented groups. Click Here
LeadershipU: Earn academic credit for participating in NSNA Breakthrough to Nursing projects.
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