News & Calls to Action
AACN Response to the Legislative Actions Impacting DEI
June 2, 2023
AACN continues to monitor legislative action impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the country, and we stand firm in our commitment to our nursing schools and to the overarching goal of ensuring equitable health care for all people. To achieve that goal, we will continue to champion DEI while promoting the development of a more diverse and inclusive student, staff, and faculty population.
Diversity Digest: Spring 2023 Edition
April 28, 2023
In this edition, read the featured article, Making the Case for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Nursing Education, and see this quarter's school spotlight, Empowering Faculty and Students to Be Emerging DEI Leaders.
AACN Statement on Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Academic Nursing
April 19, 2023
As the collective voice for academic nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) stands firm in our commitment to meeting current and future healthcare needs. An expanding body of research shows the importance of a diverse and inclusive nursing workforce for reducing health disparities, addressing social determinants of health, and improving patient outcomes.
New Culture and Climate Survey for Schools of Nursing
March 1, 2023
Sign up now for AACN’s Leading Across Multidimensional Perspectives (LAMP©) Culture and Climate Survey that can assess the experiences of diverse students, faculty, and staff at nursing schools and identify practices that facilitate student success and a sense of belonging.
AACN Appoints Dr. Brigit Carter as New Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
November 30, 2022
AACN is pleased to announce that Brigit M. Carter, PhD, RN, CCRN, FAAN, will officially join the association staff in the role of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, effective February 1, 2023.
Cultural Humility Toolkit
October 13, 2022
In the September/October 2022 issue of Nurse Educator, Dr. Cynthia Foronda from the University of Miami and colleagues published a Cultural Humility Toolkit. The authors suggest a variety of teaching tools and strategies to integrate cultural humility into nursing education programs, including ground rules, an environmental assessment, examination of the curriculum landscape and teaching materials, and bias awareness activities, among others.
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