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
Daniel Duron, CNSA Brandy Greensmith
BTN Committee Member BTN Chair Student Nurses' Ass.
California State University-Stanislaus, CA University of North FL., Jacksonville, FL
Science Day The Interview Workshop
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
Breakthrough To Nursing: Escalate Your Career By Breaking Barriers
2015 MidYear BTN Presentation
Breakthrough to Nursing Resources
Guidelines for Planning: Breakthrough to Nursing (includes how to get a committee started)
Getting the Pieces to Fit- NSNA Handbook for State Associations and School Chapters
NSNA Awards & Honors Booklet – win awards for your projects
Imprint - NSNA’s professional magazine for student nurses
Leadership University: Earn academic credit for participating in NSNA Breakthrough to Nursing projects.
Tips on Recruiting Minorities into Nursing