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 Namaijah Faison at or Zaharaa Davood at

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* 1. Name:

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* 2. Contact Information

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* 3. Were you a PA-ACCEL Mentor to a Student during the 2022-2023 cohort and are planning to be their mentor this year?

*Your student-mentee would be graduating Spring 2024