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What is HSTA-AL?
Health Sciences & Technology Academy – Alabama

HSTA-AL will build a pipeline for underrepresented
students to the field of nursing, teaching them to become
change agents in their communities.
HSTA-AL aims to support inclusion in nursing, nurse
faculty, and nursing science roles by opening the doors
to higher education for underrepresented high school
HSTA-AL, a five-year program, is the first full-scale
replication of the parent SEPA-funded HSTA program
developed in West Virginia.
HSTA-AL will be piloted in Hale and Pickens Counties, with
plans to expand throughout the state if effective.
HSTA-AL will encourage students to pursue undergraduate
degrees by offering after-school clubs to engage students
in community-based participatory research; hosting summer camps on nursing, citizen
science, and rural health disparities; and providing professional development to in-service and pre-service teachers.