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Pre-Nursing|African American youth

$480 of $350 goal

Raised by 25 people in 1 month
NursingInspired 

Who will benefit :
@ High school students - sophomores, juniors, seniors 
@Young adults - Will take or is taking pre-requisites to apply to college and/or nursing school
        *Live in Chicago
        *Identifies as African American or ethnically 
           underrepresented
         *Lives in an area of economical and/or educational 
               disadvantage
          *May or may not go away to college 
              (Outside of Greater Chicago Area or outside of 
               Illinois)
             *Desire to pursue a career in nursing

What the funds will be used for: 
 1)  Educational programs/seminars to prepare 
       students to apply to college and nursing school
        * Pocket projector and portable projector screen 
         * CPR in Schools kit - teaches students lifesaving 
             skills of CPR, choking and AED "in just one class 
               period. " 
        * Inspirational and prepartory materials  and 
            giveaways such as Binders, pens, highlighters, 
             calendars, Id Badge holders, etc.
  2) The American Nurse  (2014)- documentary movie  
      screening event w/ Q&A (meal and drink included) 
     during Nurses Week  2018 on the South Side of 
      Chicago 
 3) Partial to full scholarship(s) to attend my 
      course “Nursing…Yesterday, Today and Your 
      Tomorrow!” (NYTYT)July 22, 2018 – July 28, 2018
          *The scholarships will be named after Famous 
            African American and sometimes unknown 
              nurses in history aka "Black Nightingales " :
                 ~Mary Seacole 
                 ~Mary Eliza Mahoney

How soon the funds are needed:  

~$332.28 by January 3, 2018 (Projector and  projector screen for January 7th educational program)

~ $2516.72 +  combination of :
        *deposit  due by March 6, 2018 for movie 
           screening event 
        *for partial to full NYTYT scholarship(s) due 30 
           days prior to class start July 22, 2018
       *ongoing until funds raised for CPR 
            in Schools kit

What the support will mean

As an African American  and lifetime resident of the South Side of Chicago, I have been continually involved in my community.  I know needs of the under-resourced youth that have desire and resiliency for their dreams, yet need the guidance to get there. For some time, I have held on to the "each one teach one" train of thought. I know that apart of living in my purpose is through giving back what God has given me; a higher education,  various opportunities and a career with a positive outlook. 

Bottomline, there is a shortage of Registered Nurses (RNs) in the US. This is due to many reasons such as the amount of Baby-boomers retiring, the low amount of nurses that serve as educators (whom are also retiring), nursing school waiting lists, and  youth that unaware or unexposed to nursing as a career path. Furthermore, of the 2,824,641  (RNs) in the US, "9.9% of RN's are black or African American. "  

When we look at  minority health statistics , there is a great disparity in Blacks in terms of diseases such as cancer, diabetes,  obesity, stroke, HIV, smoking and asthma. What  do you believe would happen if the underrepresented Black women and men  from areas of economical and/or educational disadvantage became registered nurses and educated and empowered their families and communities?

BACKGROUND:
Chicago, IL | Founded in 2017 , NursingInspired is  a mentorship and educational program  for ethnically underrepresented  moreover African American youth  high school students & young adults that seek to pursue a higher education & nursing career. 

This program was created with the inspiration from a seminar course that I have created  and taught since 2015 called:  “Nursing…Yesterday, Today and Your Tomorrow!”

 My course has provided five cohorts of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with college preparation as well as informational tools to apply to nursing school.

 This program can provide exposure to a career outlook in nursing for high school students only and furthermore, for those whose families can afford the opportunity. 

I have come to realize that there are many students,  that cannot afford or are applicable to attend my course, yet still deserve to be inspired.

Therefore, the purposeful intention of NursingInspired, is to capture not only high school students, but young adults that have taken or will be taking  prerequisites to apply to nursing school. 

Furthermore, my program is specifically geared to inspire and assist African American and other ethnically underrepresented and otherwise economically  or educationally disadvantaged students. 

This therein promotes diversity in nursing, which is reflective of many patients receiving care.  The end-product is not only diversity, additionally NursingInspired produces future leaders in healthcare.



Thankful and Warm Regards, 

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN, WHNP-BC
NursingInspired | Founder
“Nursing…Yesterday, Today and Your Tomorrow!” course - Instructor 

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NursingInspired for mentoring program for Pre-Nursing African American youth has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks Belinda, Carolyn, Tamika, Evie, Al, Regina, Rosetta, Tamara, Joanne, Toya, Stephen, P A, and Jenny! In just 4 days 13 people helped to get us to this point. Superbly thankful.

Inspirationally yours,
Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired | Founder
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The New Year brought in new donations! I understand to my supporters that don't use online payment systems and only deal in cash. Thankful for $50 raised from 5 more donations tonight! Now just 1/3 the way there! #collegeprep #prenursing #nursing #diversity #healthcare #Futurenurse #futurehealthcareprofressional
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Happy New Year!!! We are 1/4 of the way there!

A big THANK YOU to the supporters to help us reach $89 raised!!!

We have only 4 days remaining, would you consider making a $10 contribution to NursingInspired?

NursingInspired |A Pre-Nursing mentorship and educational program for African American youth

Please spread the word. Thanks!

Wishing you Peace, Love and Happiness,

Fallon M. Flowers, MSN, BS, RN
NursingInspired| Founder
http://bit.ly/FMF_NursingInspired
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