Diversifying the Nursing Pipeline

About Us

Who We Are.

CompassRN is a nurse-led, 501(c)(3) non-profit providing exploration and mentorship into the field of nursing. We target teens and young adults from underrepresented communities to spark interest and awareness into the career – all while receiving guidance from high school to nursing licensure. CompassRN partners with healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and nursing professionals to provide access to the vast opportunities within healthcare. Our mission is to Inspire, Empower, and Mentor the next generation of diverse nurse leaders into a purposeful career path.

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 the 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 and healthcare. 

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 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.