News & Calls to Action
Diversity Digest: Fall 2023 Edition
October 19, 2023
This edition features "The Quest for Inclusive Excellence" by Susan A. Goncalves, a School Spotlight on the University of Kentucky's Health Equity Internship program, details on the 2024 Diversity Symposium in New Orleans, opportunities to apply for the Inclusive Excellence in Nursing Education Award, and resources related to the AACN SCOTUS Decision. Additionally, it includes information on the Barriers and Belief Systems Webinar Series and a message from AACN's Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended for 2024 Diversity Symposium
September 8, 2023
Join AACN in unlocking the power of nursing's PEARLS! Share your innovative programs and strategies that address the changing landscape of academic nursing. Submit abstracts on topics for diversity, equity, and inclusion, student success, faculty diversity, DEI initiatives, and health equity experiences. Submissions are due September 18 at 5:00 pm (ET).
AACN Statement on Upcoming Conference Locations
August 15, 2023
AACN applauds the robust and open dialogue about the upcoming AACN conferences in Florida, that is currently underway in our online discussion community. These discussions are extremely helpful to us as we consider how to move forward with programming in states with an anti-DEI legislative environment. Read AACN’s statement about upcoming conference locations.
Diversity Digest: Summer 2023 Edition
July 28, 2023
In this edition of Diversity Digest, see the featured article, Nurses as Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Policy Change, and read about this quarter's school spotlight, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.
AACN Statement on the Supreme Court Decision Against Race-Conscious Admissions
June 29, 2023
Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious admissions practices used at Harvard and the University of North Carolina were unconstitutional, violating the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The 6-3 decision has reversed decades of progress to ensure equal access to education for all. Removal of racial considerations oppresses people of color and puts the onus on colleges to develop race-neutral programs that advance diversity.
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.
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.
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