The National Education Progression in Nursing’s latest Whitepaper: Equity, Achievement & Thriving In Nursing Academic Progression, discusses the need to address the lack of diversity in nursing if the nursing workforce is to meet the needs of patients and reduce health disparities for vulnerable populations. It also gives clear and implementable strategies for achieving this goal.
“Schools of nursing and employers of nurses should implement institutional and organizational efforts to achieve diversity, equity and thriving in nursing education and practice settings. A strategic plan that addresses diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural proficiency, is essential and must be adopted across all aspects of the organization including teaching, research, service and practice. The plan must include tactics needed for goal attainment and financial and human resources. The plan must also contain methods for tracking the progress toward achieving the specified diversity goals for the organization.”
Open Whitepaper here.