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Support Health Equity and Future Nurses through SHINES

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
32 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 28, at 11:59 PM PST
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Support the Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success

The Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success program (SHINES) is a Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing initiative led by Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Piri Ackerman-Barger.

Research shows that rural and underserved communities are healthier when the health practitioners who serve them look like them and are a part of their community. SHINES is a summer program that works with underrepresented high school students (or recently graduated adults) who are interested in nursing and other health care careers.

The purpose of the program is to poise participants to become informed to make professional and academic decisions about whether nursing is a right fit for them, what nursing pathways would suit their needs and how to become successful in their academic aspirations. By the end of the program, participants will understand the community impact they can make by returning to their communities as a respected health practitioner to serve the people they know and love.

Support SHINES today for healthier communities tomorrow!

Choose a giving level



Help provide school supplies and backpacks for the students participating in the Summer Health Institute for Nursing Exploration and Success program (SHINES). Every gift makes a difference!


Make an impact

Give a gift towards students’ coursework consisting of hands-on simulations, developing a deeper understanding of the nursing practice and the social determinants of health, as well as resume writing and personal branding workshops.


Fueling the Future

Enables the SHINES program to provide a week of lunches for one student participant.


Difference Maker

A gift at this level will give student participants the opportunity to shop for career clothing to put their best foot forward. We are so grateful for your support!


Support the future

Invest in the future of diversity in health care. Giving at this level allows a student participant to receive a completion stipend.

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