A Houston-based nonprofit
dedicated to increasing minority representation in the field

Student Learning About Becoming a Nurse

About Us

Who We Are.

At CompassRN, our mission is to empower the next generation of healthcare leaders by fostering a connection between marginalized youth and the dynamic world of nursing. As a nurse-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we are dedicated to increasing minority representation in the field by targeting middle and high school students in the Houston area. 

Through strategic initiatives, we create heightened awareness of the diverse and rewarding career opportunities, access to the local nursing community to provide invaluable insight, and long-term nurse mentorship from high school to licensure.

Our Vision

Equipping Students.

Through a nurse-led initiative, we’ve developed a framework to not only tap into the issues of health equity, but also increase minority representation in the field of nursing. Through academic preparation, mentorship, and the pursuit for higher education, we are committed to affecting change within communities as a whole.

Though statistics center our organization around minorities, we do not participate or tolerate any form of racism or discrimination.


Engaging Over the Years.

Initial outreach begins with our health & wellness camps for middle school students – once in 9th grade, students who show continued interest are invited to attend one of our summer nurse camps. As students progress in grade, year-round opportunities are available to further engage with the nursing community. 

The CompassRN Mentorship Program is a dynamic initiative to connect high school students with experienced nurse mentors, fostering a supportive relationship that extends from the formative years of their education through their journey to becoming registered nurses. 

The Numbers

Representation Matters.

Breaking the Mold

56% of undergraduates nationally were first-generation college students (neither parent had a bachelor’s degree) and 59% of these students were also the first sibling in their family to go to college.

(Center for First-Generation Student Success, 2019)

Essential for Progress

According to a 2013 report by the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, a diverse nursing workforce is essential for progress towards achieving health equity in the United States. 

(AACN, 2022)

More than Half

By 2044, more than half of all Americans are expected to belong to a minority group (any group other than non-Hispanic White alone)

(U.S. Census, 2015)

Stats in the Workforce

With almost 4 million registered nurses in the U.S., minorities account for 19.4% of the workforce.

Men now account for 9.4% of the RN workforce, which represents a 0.3% increase since 2017. 

(AACN, 2022)

Our Founder

Meet Renée.

Renée G. Omoyeni is a native to Orlando, FL, and began her pre-nursing journey at Valencia Community College in 2002. She later transferred to Bethune Cookman University and graduated with a BSN degree in 2010. Soon after, she joined the United States Army as a RN and worked on a Med-Surg unit until 2014.

Since that time, Renée has worked in RN case management, IV infusion therapy, and earned her MS degree in Health Education & Promotion. CompassRN was birthed from a long time passion for mentoring, a love for the nursing profession, and her own personal struggle throughout her pre-nursing journey.

Outside of her career life, Renée is a newlywed, dog mom, brunch fanatic and ice cream lover, sports fan, enjoys traveling, the outdoors, theater shows, and the symphony.