About the ASUN Project
Introduction: The American Indian Stu-
dents United for Nursing (ASUN) Project was established at ASU in the Fall of 1990 by a grant from the Indian Health Service (IHS).
Purpose: ASUN’s purpose is twofold:
1) to increase the num- ber of American Indian nursing students at ASU and
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number of nurses who provide care to American Indians.
Goals: The Goals of ASUN are to:
Recruit American Indians into the vari- ous programs at ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation,
Provide programs to help American Indian students successfully complete their studies in nursing,
ASUN Support Services: ASUN offers aca-
demic advising, tutoring assistance, emer- gency and peer support. The ASUN Project is dedicated to empowering American In-
works col- resources,
as the American Indian Student Sup- Services (AISSS), Student Success
Financial Assistance, and Residential Life.
The Nurse Mentorship Program is a part- nership and collaborative project between the Native American Nurses Association (NANA), the Arizona State University Ameri- can Indian Students United for Nursing Pro- gram (ASUN) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Nursing. The Nurse Mentor- ship Program pairs NANA nurses with Ameri- can Indian student nurses attending ASU or other Phoenix Valley Colleges of Nursing. The Nurse Mentor at ASUN promotes and brings together mentors with mentees to achieve success.
ASUN Volunteer Nurse Elder:
Retired American Indian Nurse Elders Vol- unteer to mentor our students by visiting the office weekly. Our nurse elders offer mental, emotional and spiritual support while acting as a surrogate grandmother to our nursing students. The elders offer encouragement and wisdom through their own career path- way as a nurse. The elder promotes learning the art of nursing while empowering stu- dents to succeed.
Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Mentoring:
ASUN has the expertise of the Associate Director for the Center for the Advancement of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) to mentor our current nursing students. She is avail- able to help our students understand the concepts of EBP in classroom and clinical settings. She meets with students 1 on 1 to review papers, concepts, or to answer any questions students may have.
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The ASUN office offers a scholarship which pays for tuition and supplies as well as a monthly stipend to qualified applicants who are admitted into the Upper Division Nursing Program (UDNP) at Arizona State University. The scholarship is available for study at the BSN level. Scholarship recipi- ents are required to fulfill a service obligation with the Indian Health Ser- vice (IHS) after successfully completing the nursing program and passing the
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For more information Please contact us:
ASUN Project College of Nursing & Health Innovation Arizona State University 502 East Monroe Street Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4431
Phone: (602) 496-0710 Fax: (602) 496-0705 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://nursingandhealth.asu.edu/asun