The Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Diversity Impact Planning Ad-hoc (DIPA) Committee is proud to announce that the Diversity Impact Conference “Engaging Diverse Voices in Sustained Dialogue to Build Community Trust” will be held on June 28-29, 2022, on the Zoom platform for FNU students, alumni, faculty, and staff!
FNU is extremely excited about this year’s conference. The DIPA Committee has been diligently working on planning an innovative, interactive, online version of the conference.
The purpose of this conference is to increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in healthcare, and to recognize trailblazing nurse-midwives and nurse practitioners who have been influential in integrating DEI into healthcare. The goal of this conference is to evaluate mechanisms on how to engage in sustained dialogue as a tool for community trust-building.
“The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is excited to host FNU’s twelfth annual Diversity Impact conference,” said FNU Interim Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Paula Alexander-Delpech, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN. “Hailed as a Frontier signature event, this year’s conference promises to be quite impactful with national and international speakers. The goal of the conference is to evaluate mechanisms on how to engage in sustained dialogue for community trust-building. A hallmark of FNU is to educate students within their own communities, as such, this year’s conference theme centers around developing action-oriented processes to build relationships around shared communities.”
There will be several speakers over the course of the event, including Dr. Angelique Harris, Ph.D., Dr. John Lowe, Ph.D., FAAN, and Dr. Brigit Carter, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CCRN, FAAN. On Tuesday, we will be hosting a screening of the film “APART”.
FNU is a national leader in DEI and a four-time winner of the INSIGHT Into Diversity “Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, recognized in 2018-2021. FNU is also a recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Grant.
“Thank you so much for all of the hard work that you put into making the virtual Diversity Impact Conference happen this year. Every single speaker and activity was informative and inspirational. This was my first year attending, but it will certainly not be my last,” FNU alumni Melinda Hancock said of a previous Diversity Impact Conference.
This free virtual event is open to FNU students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The FNU community can register for this event at this link.
About Frontier Nursing University
The mission of FNU is to provide accessible nurse-midwifery and nurse practitioner education to prepare competent, entrepreneurial, ethical, and compassionate leaders in primary care to serve all individuals with an emphasis on women and families in diverse, rural, and underserved populations. FNU offers graduate Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse-Practitioner distance education programs that can be pursued full- or part-time with the student’s home community serving as the classroom. Degrees and options offered include Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Post-Graduate Certificates. In 2021, Frontier was named a “Great College to Work For” by the Great Colleges to Work For® program. In 2022, Frontier Nursing University’s Family Nurse Practitioner program was ranked as the third-best Online Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s Program according to rankings compiled and released by U.S. News and World Report. To learn more about FNU and the programs and degrees offered, please visit Frontier.edu.