AACN's Inaugural Diversity Symposium

December 2, 2020 | Chicago, IL

Diversity - Essential for Inclusive Excellence

Individuals with an interest and focus on advancing diversity and creating more inclusive learning environments should attend this pre-conference.  Inclusive excellence embodies both quality and diversity. Emphasis is being placed on the need for assessing and carrying out a comprehensive process for preparing a more diverse nursing workforce to provide high-quality care, which is critical to addressing healthcare disparities and health inequities.

Symposium Pricing

  AACN Members   
  Diversity Symposium   $279   $329   $379
  AACN Non-Members                  
  Diversity Symposium   $379   $429   $479

Call for Abstracts

We are delighted you would like to present a poster or podium presentation at the 2020 Diversity Symposium: Diversity…Essential for Inclusive Excellence.

The objective of the symposium is to explore a deeper understanding of inclusive excellence and promote more inclusive learning environments.

Topics may include, but not limited to, (1) advancing diversity in the nursing school culture (2) culturally relevant pedagogy (3) academic advancement of underrepresented students (4) addressing issues surrounding identity; (5) accommodating students with varying levels of ability and, (6) implications of innovation and technology for diverse populations.

To be considered for a poster or podium presentation, submit your proposal by Monday August 20th, 2020 at 12pm (EST). The proposal should consist of a 250-word abstract (summary) and title, along with author names and contact information. 

Submit Abstract 


7:00 a.m.
Registration Opens & Light Continental Breakfast

7:15-8:00 a.m.
Poster Presentations 

8:00-8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Centering

8:30-10:00 a.m.   
Opening Plenary: Understanding Inclusive Excellence

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Networking Break 

10:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Lived Experience
Topics: Applying ADA Accommodation Requirements to Nursing Students; Men in Nursing; Intersectionality of Gender Identity

12:00-12:45 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

12:45-1:45 p.m.
Like Schools Discussion - Listen, Learn, Act
Academic Health Centers
Private Colleges/Universities
Public Colleges/Universities
Small Liberal Arts

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions: Podium Presentations
A) 1:45 – 2:10 p.m.
B) 2:15 – 2:40 p.m.
C) 2:45 – 3:10 p.m.  

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Poster Presentations & Break

3:45-5:00 p.m.
Closing Plenary

Please note program is subject to change.