Genesis III Project
The GENESIS Project is a federally funded pipeline and retention program (from the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA) housed in the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN). GENESIS stands for “Gaining Excellence in Nursing Education: Strength in the Sciences.” The purpose of the grant is to increase diversity in nursing. Students who come from rural communities, are first generation college students, from Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (MUAs/MUPs), from schools that do not meet Annual Yearly Progress (AYP), receive Pell Grants/Medicaid/Medicare, or are part of any racial/ethnic population that is underrepresented in nursing, qualify for GENESIS.
The GENESIS Project has a K-12 outreach component. GENESIS Staff and students go to “sister schools” in the Detroit Public School (DPS) System, Education Achievement Authority (EAA), and other school systems in the Metropolitan Detroit area to inform them of the importance of basic science and math to the field of nursing. Students are also encouraged to apply for our annual Exploring Nursing as A Career for Tomorrow (EnAct) Program, which is a two-week, summer residential program for middle and high school students on the University of Michigan campus. More information about EnAct may also be found on our website (GENESIS3Project.org) the Michigan Outreach website: http://outreach.umich.edu/programs/the-genesis-project-enact-exploring-nursing-as-a-career-for-tomorrow/.