Jacobs Scholars Program Pre-Immersion Experience
AHEC Southeast Regional Center, Wayne State University, Jacob Family Foundation
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue 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.