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Independence Blue Cross Foundation recognizes summer nurse interns

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation (Foundation) hosted a recognition event to conclude its annual nursing internship program. Through the program, 23 undergraduate nursing students from 10 nursing schools across the region participated in a 10-week internship at Independence Blue Cross or at a community health center supported by the Foundation’s Blue Safety Net grant program.

This year’s program included a unique Leadership Lab partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Through this experience, nurse interns connected their experiential learning with critical professional development from top health care professionals in the Philadelphia region.

The closing event highlighted research posters the students created and included an inspiring keynote address from G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, president of the National League for Nursing.

The nursing internship program started in 2004 through Independence Blue Cross, and was carried on through the Foundation’s Nurses for Tomorrow program since 2011. Since 2004, more than 250 nurse interns have contributed more than 100,000 hours of work through the program.

 

Independence Blue Cross Foundation Team

The Independence Blue Cross Foundation is leading a future for equitable health in our communities and nation. The IBC Foundation’s grant programs and the Independence Blue Cross Foundation Institute for Health Equity are advancing three areas of impact: Access to Care, the Healthcare Workforce, and Health Equity. Since inception the IBC Foundation’s most important stakeholder – the community – has been at the center of the work. By the end of 2023, the IBC Foundation will have awarded grants totaling more than $80 million to support nonprofits and research improving the health and well-being of communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Learn more by visiting our website: ibxfoundation.org. Connect with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation on LinkedIn.

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