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  1. Smith, Toni C. EdD, RN, FNAP, CNAA-BC
  2. Ingersoll, Gail L. EdD, RN, FAAN, FNAP
  3. Robinson, Regina RN
  4. Hercules, Hazeldene MS
  5. Carey, Janet RN


In response to the need to increase the number of persons from underrepresented groups working in acute care settings, 2 hospitals in upstate New York implemented a multidimensional workforce development project targeting existing and new employees meeting federally defined poverty levels. The authors describe the project and its outcomes, which surpassed original expectations.