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Jacobs Scholars Program Pre-Immersion Experience

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

AHEC Southeast Regional Center, Wayne State University, Jacob Family Foundation

Occupations Involved

Nursing students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing a benefit or incentive that encourages individuals to pursue a healthcare profession - Addresses a barrier to going into a healthcare profession


The Jacobs Scholars Program Pre-Immersion Experience is for incoming freshmen direct-admit students enrolled in Jacob Scholars at Wayne State University. The pre-immersion experience is a week-long program that happens the week before the academic year starts. During the week, Jacobs Scholars learn university study skills, develop a peer learning community, socialize with their cohort, meet several faculty who are from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups and are introduced to WSU resources and on-campus activities. The goal of the program is to increase the success of the Jacobs Scholars nursing students from traditionally underrepresented communities to help them complete their degree program.

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