Project ENFERMERÍA (Educating Nurses for Engagement, Research, Mentoring Excellence & Reinforcing Interpretation Access) is aimed at increasing Hispanic/Latino/a/x representation in nursing graduate programs at UCF. This project is funded through the Promoting Post-Baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans Program (Title V, Part B), administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
Title V Part b – ENFERMERÍA
Project ENFERMERIA includes intentional strategies that will build institutional capacity to equip more Hispanic/Latino nurses to provide culturally congruent care and meet the language needs of the Central Florida region. This will be accomplished through twelve project activities under four activity areas:
Spanish Information Sessions for Nursing Graduate Programs
Workshop: Holistic Admissions Workshop
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Chapter
Endowed Faculty Excellence Awards in Hispanic Healthcare
Provide increased financial incentive for Hispanic adjuncts and clinical
Workshop: Strategies for Recruiting Diverse Healthcare Educators
Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty Program
New Course: Healthcare Delivery for Hispanic Populations
New Course: Healthcare Disparities & Social Determinants of Health
New Certificate Program: Hispanic Serving Healthcare Professionals
By 2027, 80% of CON faculty/staff/administrators will have participated in holistic admissions/culturally-aware-responsive mentoring training workshops.
By 2024, 100% of all postbaccalaureate applications will be reviewed following established holistic protocols.
By 2027, there will be a 10% increase in the number of Hispanic faculty members (i.e., combining both tenure-track and adjunct/clinical preceptor positions).
Starting in 2024, there will be an annual increase of 10% of Hispanic CON students enrolled in the postbaccalaureate programs.
By 2027, the Hispanic MSN 3-year graduation rate will have increased to 60%.
By 2027, the Hispanic doctoral (DNP and PhD) 5-year graduation rate will have increased to 30%.
By 2027, the average number of UCF Hispanic postbaccalaureate BSN graduates entering the healthcare workforce will triple from recent averages (2017-2021=1.2/yr).
By 2025, 75% of the nurses graduating from CON graduate certificate, MSN, and doctoral programs, will have received some benefit of career advancement (e.g., change in job responsibilities, increased salary).
Dr. Cyndia Morales Muñiz, Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives
Hipatia Veronica Donoso
Project Management Team
- Dr. Desiree Díaz, College of Nursing, Co-PI
- Dr. John Weishampel, College of Graduate Studies, Co-PI
- Dr. Carmen Giurgescu, College of Nursing
- Dr. Francisco Guido-Sanz, College of Nursing
- Dr. Humberto López-Castillo, College of Health Professions and Sciences
- Dr. Valerie Martinez, College of Nursing
- Dr. Jennifer Parham, College of Graduate Studies
- Josefina Rosario, Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement
- Kavita Sawh, Ginsburg Center for Inclusion and Community Engagement