The KILN program assists students to maximize their leadership potential and nurture their ability to create positive social change. More than 50 students per year are named KILN scholars.
Rooted in Boston College’s Jesuit, Catholic mission, the Connell School of Nursing is committed to sustaining a welcoming and respectful community where all students, faculty, and staff feel valued and accepted.
As one of our strategic aims, the Connell School is dedicated to building and maintaining an environment that supports inclusivity and fosters the success of a diverse, culturally sensitive faculty, staff, and student body.
The CSON Diversity Advisory Board, comprising local and national nurse leaders, provides insight and guidance to faculty and staff in planning and implementing programs that foster a culture of inclusiveness.
In addition, the Connell School of Nursing’s Keys to Inclusive Leadership in Nursing (KILN) program assists students in maximizing their leadership potential and preparing them for the challenges of providing nursing care in an increasingly multicultural society.
The Connell School community is dedicated to social justice issues, working to reduce health disparities, and educating the next generation of culturally competent nurses.
"We began KILN to address a need for greater numbers of nurses, especially nurse leaders, from underrepresented and underresourced groups. It's vital that we all see ourselves in our nursing professionals."
-KILN founder Catherine Read, associate professor