Using the Tool Kit
The DEI tool kit is designed to help schools of nursing expand the capacity of faculty to grow personally and professionally and recognize challenges, barriers, and opportunities to promoting inclusive academic excellence.
Nursing schools vary in approaches to advancing and assessing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and reflect variations in degree of progress. The four dimensions listed below, widen the lens to allow a more comprehensive view that incorporates not only aspects of the overall institution on teaching and learning, but also the impact and influence of the communities in which the school is situated, the communities it serves, as well as the wider local, regional, national, and global contexts.
Throughout the tool kit, key references are identified for professional and personal development in DEI related topics. For example, the Education and Scholarship section offers not only tools and strategies, but it also provides more in-depth readings for preparation, pedagogical development, personal growth, and self-reflection. These dimensions will support nurse educators as they address diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and learning environments.