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Taking Charter Schools to the next level

Our Mission is to dramatically improve health outcomes by launching and supporting outstanding nursing high schools that will create a pipeline of diverse and well prepared future nurses.

Face the Data - Change the World
Nurses Middle College Model

Unique Key


We operate high schools with three unique design features


Nursing College & Career Prep
  • College Prep
  • Infused nursing / health knowledge
  • Dual and concurrent college enrollment


Healthcare Sector Experience
  • Mentors
  • Internships
  • CNA, PCT, EMT training
  • Summer / Weekend employment


Personal Development
  • Professionalism
  • Character
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Scholarship

Why Nursing?

The nursing profession, by virtue of its numbers and adaptive capacity, has the potential to effect wide reaching changes in the health care system.

Nurses comprise the largest sector of the healthcare workforce, practice at all levels and across settings within health care, spend more time with patients, and are often the patient’s first point of contact within the health care system.

Health outcomes improve when patients receive care from nurses who can connect culturally and linguistically.

Demand for nurses is projected to grow over the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations.

Looking at the Data. Just read the headlines.

December 8, 2022 | WNYT
NY Healthcare Facilities ask state for help dealing with wide spread staffing issues.
January 17, 2023 at 12:67p.m. | Associated Press
Mississippi Nursing Schools Turn Away Students Amid Shortage; Nursing programs at Mississippi's public universities are turning away hundreds of potential students every year because of insufficient faculty sizes.
U.S. Health Care | November 1, 2022, US News

The State of the Nation’s Nursing Shortage; Data sheds light on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted an ongoing problem in U.S. health care.

January 14, 2023 | Washington Post
Why nurses say they are striking and quitting in droves; More than 7,000 union nurses went on strike in New York City this past week over concerns about understaffing and patient care. Workplace tensions are boiling over around the country this winter.

Deliver Education through the Lens of Health



Our Theory of change

The Problem

Unacceptable Healthcare Outcomes in the U.S.

Compared to other developed countries, the US:
  • Spends more on healthcare but has the lowest life expectancy rate
  • Has the highest chronic disease burden
  • Highest rate of avoidable deaths

Our Intervention

A Nursing Pathway Program for High School Students

  • Educational equity and access
  • Nurses with racial and language concordance with patients produce better outcomes
  • Demand for nursing is growing rapidly

The Future

The Future We Envision

  • US healthcare outcomes match or exceeds other developed countries
  • A more diverse nursing pool delivers better outcomes and gives voice to communities
  • Nursing offers a meaningful professional pathway for students from low-income backgrounds

The Nursing Pipeline

The Lack of Diversity

The overall U.S. population is 42%* people of color but nurses are 81%** white.
  • Limited diversity in nursing leads to a predominantly white perspective in the attitudes, values, and health beliefs of nurses.

  • Greatest barrier to increased nursing diversity starts at the beginning of the education pipeline in public primary and secondary schools.

    • K-12 education of measurably lower quality
    • Limited access to college level coursework
    • Messages that college is unattainable

*U.S. Census Bureau, 2018
**National Council of State Boards of Nursing, 2019