Interested in Mentoring Nursing Students?

Jul 31, 2023

The PA-AC Cohort of Exchanged Learning (PA-ACCEL) is a mentorship program created by the Pennsylvania Action Coalition's Nurse Diversity Council. Mentors will work with nursing students from the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Healthcare Scholars Program to bolster their capacity to succeed in nursing school and in their transition to nursing practice. We are looking for nurses from all disciplines intent on expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce to mentor nursing students.

Mentors are asked for a 2-year or 4-year commitment depending on their student's nursing program length. Mentors can meet with mentees virtually or in person at least once a month. The program will begin in September and will include orientation to introduce you to the program, comprehensive resources we will provide for both mentors and mentees and the PA-ACCEL Program Support Team.

We encourage nursing professionals in any role to apply.

For more information about the PA-ACCEL Mentorship Program, visit the PA Action Coalition website. If you have any questions, please contact Senior PA-AC Manager, Zaharaa Davood at  or Public Health Project Coordinator, Namaijah Faison at .



Mentor Information Sessions - Watch Now!

The PA-ACCEL Program Support Team hosted a virtual Information Session open to anyone interested in volunteering as a mentor. We provided an overview of program expectations, requirements, and attendees had the chance to ask any questions about the mentoring role. 

To view the recording please email Zaharaa Davood at  or Namaijah Faison at  for the password.

Watch Here!