Iowa Recruits Practitioners to Address Health Needs of an Aging Population

Ladders in Nursing Careers (L.I.N.C.) Program

Despite an overall minority population in the state of less than 5 percent, Iowa Project L.I.N.C. recruited minority students into the program. Some 23 percent of all enrolled students were minority students.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Ladders in Nursing Careers Program national program.

Key Results: Iowa Project L.I.N.C. accomplished the following under the grant:

  • Recruited 26 minority students already enrolled in nursing programs who were at risk of dropping out because of lack of financial and other support.
  • Worked with the State Department of Labor through its federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program to bring 15 welfare recipients into the program.

Despite these positive results, Project L.I.N.C. was not institutionalized in Iowa.