FNU's Comprehensive Mentoring Program

Students are invited to join FNU's Comprehensive Mentoring Program pilot. This mentoring program is designed to support and retain students from underrepresented groups, by meeting their specific professional and academic needs (e.g., program-specific guidance, professional goals, etc.). This program will be sponsored by the Nursing Workforce Diversity Grant.  

Student mentees will be expected to: 

  • Create an essay to explicate their need for a mentor (no more than 500 words)

  • List at least 3 individualized professional and/or program specific goals 

  • Meet with the mentor at least once a month for 1 hour for 1 year

    • The mentee may choose to meet with the mentor more often based on the mentor availability.

  • Complete an evaluation of the FNU Comprehensive Mentoring Program every 3 months

Mentors will be expected to: 

  • Attend one mandatory professional mentor education and training session offered by FNU 

  • Participate in the mentoring program for at least 1 year

  • Mentor at least 2 students 

  • Meet with mentees at least once a month for at least 1 hour for 1 year

    • The mentor may choose to meet with mentees more often.

  • Document meetings and activities with mentees

  • Expose mentees to internal and external professional activities

  • Assist mentees with programmatic needs

  • Complete an evaluation of the FNU Comprehensive Mentoring Program every 3 months

The goal of the mentoring program is to form an ongoing relationship between the mentor and mentee and/or expose the mentee to other means of mentoring to continue support and lifelong learning. The FNU Comprehensive Mentoring Program is seeking at least 20 students. If you are interested in becoming a student mentee, please complete the following form.  

Student Application

If you have any questions, please email the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at

[HRSA Disclaimer: This FNU activity is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,998,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.]  

Join the Professional Organizational Mentoring Program 

The FNU Professional Organizational Mentoring Program (POMP) matches FNU faculty (mentors) with underrepresented midwifery and nurse practitioner students to provide support and mentorship. The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is currently seeking faculty mentors and student mentees to participate in the FNU POMP program. 

The FNU POMP program is open to underrepresented nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner students at FNU. The program allows students to join a professional organization in their field, as well as gives them the opportunity to attend a professional conference. Conference registration and professional membership fees are covered for all students selected as mentees. Twenty (20) mentees will be selected to participate in the program through a selection process. 

Benefits of being a Mentee
*Gain practical advice, encouragement and support
*Learn from the experiences of others
*Increase your social and academic confidence
*Become more empowered to make decisions
*Develop your communication, study and personal skills
*Develop strategies for dealing with both personal and academic issues
*Identify goals and establish a sense of direction
*Gain valuable insight into the next stage of your university career

Any underrepresented nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner students interested in becoming a mentee in the FNU POMP program, please complete a program application here.

"The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is here to serve everyone at FNU."  

- Dr. Geraldine Young,
FNU Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


Join the
Diversity Impact
Facebook Group

To keep abreast of the latest activities of the Diversity Impact Program and provide a voice in diversity, equity, and inclusion at FNU, join the Diversity Impact Facebook Group or the Diversity Impact Ad Hoc (DIPA) Committee. The Diversity Impact Facebook Group provides a safe space for DEI support at FNU. The group consists of faculty, staff, and students. The DIPA Committee is responsible for planning the yearly Diversity Impact Conference.  In the coming year, 2021, we plan to add students to the DIPA Committee.  Join us!

FNU Receives HEED Award for Third Consecutive Year

FNU is the recipient of the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award for the third year in a row! The HEED Award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.


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