Native American Recruitment and Retention Program
The Native American Recruitment and Retention Program (NARR) was implemented at WSU in 1995 to increase the number of Native American nurses. The program successfully contributed to the graduation of more than 60 nurses during its first 18 years, and had recruited Native American students to pursue the highest levels of nursing degrees available (Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing). After graduation, most nurses returned to their tribes or went to work in clinical settings that predominately serve Native Americans.
Today, the NARR program has expanded its focus to increase the number of Native American students entering all health science careers.
The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine boasts the Indians into Medicine Program (INMED).