Nursing students in a maternity simulation

Are you interested in pursuing a career in maternal child health (MCH)? Are you a junior or senior pre-licensure nursing student or are you enrolled in the RN to BSN program? The UNCG School of Nursing is offering competitive traineeships to those students who are from culturally diverse, underserved, and/or underrepresented backgrounds who have interest in pursuing a career and/or graduate education in MCH-related fields. 


  • Current junior or senior pre-licensure nursing student at UNCG
  • Currently enrolled or seeking fall enrollment in the UNCG RN to BSN program (hybrid or online cohort). RN to BSN students graduating in December 2021 are not eligible. 

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA MCH) defines culturally diverse, underserved, and/or underrepresented backgrounds as those who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic, or multiracial.
  • Cultural diversity (such as English as a second language, sexual orientation, or gender identity).
  • From a medically underserved area, FAFSA score of 1 or more, family income of 200% federal poverty level or below, first-generation college student, graduated from a high school with lower than national average SAT scores (<1011) or graduation rates (<85%), or which had greater than 50% reduced lunch.
  • Migrant populations, uninsured populations, individuals who have experienced family violence, homelessness, and/or foster care.

Commitment required: All trainees will participate in monthly MCH seminars, an unpaid internship with an MCH agency, enhanced nursing coursework and simulations related to MCH competencies, and commit to periodic check-ins for five years post-traineeship. 

What we provide: Tuition assistance and stipend for the remainder of your BSN education at UNCG. Enhanced education in MCH and public health competencies, an unpaid internship with an MCH community partner, as well as individualized mentoring and academic support throughout the traineeship. 

How to apply: Interested students should complete the LEAD in MCH application online. The application closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13

Application for the LEAD in MCH Traineeship

Questions about the LEAD in MCH traineeship? Contact Dr. Carrie Hill at