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Drs. Bankston and Glazer to Receive OnCourse Learning Diversity Award

Published March 21, 2018

At the Deans Annual Meeting to be held in Washington, DC, March 24-27, Dr. Karen Bankston (Associate Dean, Clinical Practice, Partnership and Community Engagement, College of Nursing Procter Hall, University of Cincinnati - pictured left) and Dr. Greer Glazer (Dean, Schmidlapp Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati - pictured right) will be presented with the by OnCourse Learning Lectureship Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education. They will deliver an address on “Our Transformational Journey to Inclusive Excellence at the University of Cincinnati.”

AACN and by OnCourse Learning joined forces to create this award that recognizes outstanding contributions made by an individual or a group that champion diversity, inclusion, and sustainability in nursing education. Diversity is defined as individual attributes that extend beyond race, age, and gender to also include, but are not limited to, characteristics such as national origin, immigrant status, language, color, disability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures. Inclusion is defined as a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness as well as leverages diversity so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. An inclusive environment must be created in order for diversity to flourish. Sustainability occurs when structures and strategies, to manage diversity and institutionalize a culture of inclusion, are in place.

To read more about past award recipients,  see AACN's Award page