USA College of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion

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Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The College of Nursing fosters an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to ensure faculty and students with diverse characteristics thrive.

The College of Nursing defines diversity as a broad range of individual, population, and social characteristics that distinguish each person. These qualities include key attributes such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical abilities/qualities, as well as attributes that result from a lifetime of experiences such as cultural background, education, geographic location, marital status, religion, work experiences, socioeconomic status, and military service.

Goals

  1. Foster diversity among faculty and student body at the College of Nursing.
  2. Implement new programs, to the extent practical, and support and nurture programs currently in place to assist diverse student populations to succeed in undergraduate/graduate programs.
  3. Promote an environment where each student is respected and experiences a sense of belonging and the ability to make unique contributions in the classroom.
  4. Create a milieu of student acceptance that supports and promotes academic persistence and success that is responsive to cultural needs.
▼   USA College of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Council Members 2020-2021

Dr. Christina Baughn

Dr. Ashleigh Bowman

Dr. Nerkissa Curtis

Dr. Carolyn Dolan

Dr. Misty Guy

Dr. James Harris

Dr. Pam Johnson

Dr. Kimberly Jordan

Dr. Kristina Miller

Dr. Jo Ann Otts

Dr. Terrie Platt

Dr. Lee Ridner

Dr. Candice Selwyn

Dr. Shanda Scott

Dr. Kelly Stauter

Dr. Christina Thompson

Ms. Kimberly Tucker

Ms. Sylvia Waweru