"We believe that diversity of thought and scholarship is at the core of what makes nursing an amazing profession, and what enhances our own college's environment to one that is welcoming, forward-thinking, and respectful to all.
The communities we serve are diverse in many different ways and we want our students to be fully capable of responding to the many different kinds of patients they will encounter in real life."
Usha Menon PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice Dean and Professor
The College of Nursing defines "diversity" as the variety of differences and similarities/dimensions among people, which can be along the lines of gender, race/ethnicity, tribal/indigenous origins, age, culture, generation, religion, class/caste, language, education, geography, nationality, different abilities, sexual orientation, work style, work experience, job role and function, military involvement, thinking style, personality type, and other ideologies. Welcoming diversity requires moving beyond simple tolerance to respecting and and embracing differences in a ssafe, positive, and nurturing environment.
We are committed to ensuring a positive, nurturing and safe environment by respecting the diversity of individuals' identities, backgrounds and points of view.
The Summer Institute for Diversity in Nursing