Minnesota Actively Recruits Students for Nurse Practitioner Programs

Minnesota Project L.I.N.C. identified nursing needs under statewide health care reform and worked with health care facilities to prepare to meet changing staffing needs.

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

Key Results

The Minnesota Hospital and Healthcare Partnership evaluated Minnesota Project L.I.N.C. in 1996 and found that it accomplished the following:

  • Enrolled 100 students; only 6 dropped out before the project ended in June 1997.
    • Even though the state's minority population is less than 6 percent, 42 percent of students were from minority groups.
    • Some 34 percent of the participants were single parents.