INNOVATION CENTERWalking the Red Carpet A Multicultural Association of Nursing Students Promotes Diversity in an Urban University’s Prelicensure ProgramsFoley, David; Konn, RebeccaAuthor Information About the Authors David Mark Foley, PhD, RN-BC, MPA, is an assistant professor, Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Cleveland, Ohio. Rebecca Konn, BSN, RN, a staff nurse at the Cleveland Clinic, is a student in the Case Western Reserve University Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Program. For more information, contact Dr. Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have declared no conflict of interest. Online date: December 29, 2018 Nursing Education Perspectives: January/February 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 67-68 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000435 Buy Metrics Abstract In order to graduate diverse groups of students who more accurately mirror the US population, schools of nursing must take steps to promote the success of ethnic minorities, men, and those with limited English proficiency. Accordingly, a large urban school of nursing piloted a series of carefully orchestrated “red carpet” events to welcome first-year students in the most inclusive and affirming manner possible. These social gatherings provided valuable opportunities for students to increase their social capital by networking with peers, recent alumni, and established professionals, all of whom shared valuable strategies for success. © 2020 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.