The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Network (DEILN) has named Frontier Nursing University Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Paula Alexander-Delpech, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN, as the network’s Chair-Elect.
DEILN serves as a convening body to unite expertise, experience, and guidance for academic nursing in Leading Across Differences. This network collectively explores innovative approaches to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic nursing and the nursing workforce.
DEILN supports the efforts of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and its more than 865 schools of nursing, as well as academic nursing at the local, regional, and national levels, to advance diversity and inclusion. These efforts include, but are not limited to:
- Sharing evidence-based promising practices
- Engaging with the membership
- Providing consultative services
- Convening networking forums
“I am honored to have been chosen as the Chair-Elect of DEILN,” Dr. Alexander-Delpech said. “This presents a wonderful collaborative opportunity for all members of DEILN and the institutions we represent to share our knowledge and experience to improve the effectiveness of our collective DEI efforts across the country.”
The goal of DEILN is to align its efforts with the strategic diversity goals and objectives of AACN and the larger nursing community. Membership in DEILN is open to all faculty, deans, and staff with an interest in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.