October 25-26, 2024
Russell Sage College Armory, 130 New Scotland Avenue, Albany

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Activities for the students in medical settings, such as Albany Medical Center Hospital and the nursing simulation labs and classrooms at Russell Sage College, inspire students to envision themselves as nursing students and nursing professionals.

“The opportunity to create a replicable, collaborative model with our partners is a WIN-WIN for the community.”

Dr. Glenda B. Kelman

Department of Nursing chair at Russell Sage College

Program Highlights

  • Currently serves:
    22 students and 20 nurse mentors
  • Addresses the anticipated nursing shortage in New York state through a model that engages community partners and stakeholders.  
  • Recruits and supports high school students with experiential and academic activities to nurture their interest in nursing and health careers and contribute to their resumes.
  • Provides mentorship from an experienced nurse who leads students in discussing and exploring the vast opportunities in nursing and provides advice on navigating the process to achieve their career goals.
  • Demonstrates diverse representation in healthcare through empowering mentors dedicated to addressing social determinants of health through education.

Our Partners

Through the ICAN program, Russell Sage College works in partnership with:

The Black Nurses Coalition Kids summer camp visits Kellas SIM lab (ages 5 to 13) to talk about health and what Nurses do.

Our Supporters

The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation and High Mark Foundation have awarded Russell Sage College $275,000 in grants for this  innovative partnership recruiting high school students interested in nursing.  

We are so grateful for their support of this initiative, which truly advances work to create a more equitable healthcare experience for our communities.


October 25-26, 2024
Russell Sage College Armory, 130 New Scotland Avenue, Albany

ICAN Summit

Planning is underway for the inaugural ICAN Summit, October 25-26, 2024.

The two-day summit on Russell Sage College’s Albany campus is expected to draw more than 500 participants and addresses various audiences in the work to address social determinants of health and equity and representation in healthcare. There will be seminars for healthcare and K-12 and higher education professionals and fun and educational STEM-related activities for students and their families.

  • Potential corporate and community partners can learn more about summit sponsorship opportunities.
  • Stay tuned for the summit schedule and registration link, which are coming soon.

Contact us

Contact us
Geoffrey Miller

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion



[email protected]