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Diversity & Inclusion

AACN is a primary advocate for advancing diversity and inclusivity within academic nursing.
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Holistic Admission Review Training

AACN is pleased to announce it is now offering Holistic Admissions  Review Workshops! This workshop training  is designed to help universities consider a broad range of factors reflecting the applicant’s academic readiness, contribution to the incoming class, and potential for success both in school and later as a professional. If you are interested in this workshop being offered at your school or other diversity services please complete the Diversity Service Request. 

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Featured Resource

See the latest resource for holistic review, an effective admissions strategy that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement. 

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Role of Holistic Admission in Schools of Nursing

Dr. Shaver, Professor and Dean of the University Of Arizona College Of Nursing, discusses the importance and need for Holistic Admissions at schools of nursing. She also highlights the benefits of participating in the AACN Holistic Admission Review Workshop.

Organizational Culture: Why Diversity Matters

Jacinta Gauda is an executive coach and expert communications trainer. She has developed talent acquisition and global corporate diversity programs for leading corporations.  This presentation highlights the best diversity practices in academic environments.

Diversity - Why Does it Matter?

Angela Amar is an associate professor and assistant dean for BSN Education in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University. This presentation describes the influence of demographic changes and discuss strategies to navigate intercultural interactions to better meet the needs of patients, coworkers, and organizations.