The Diversity Impact Program (formerly the Diversity PRIDE Program) is designed to assist in promoting an inclusive learning and workforce environment at FNU, with a goal to increase diversity in the nursing and midwifery professions by recruiting and retaining underrepresented students and employees. It is through this growth and progress that FNU has been nationally recognized for preparing nursing and midwifery students to meet the healthcare demands of an increasingly diverse patient population. Learn more about FNU’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Diversity Impact Program Activities
- Annual Diversity Impact Student Conference
- Quarterly speaking series with discussions focused on cultural awareness and inclusion
- Opportunities for participating in national diversity conferences and events as Student Ambassadors
- Opportunities for participation in work groups, committees and events focused on DEI
- Scholarship opportunities
- Access to the Multicultural Center, a resource center that highlights student cultural diversity as it relates to global health and cultural wellness
- Access to a closed social media group where students support one another and discuss issues and current events related to diversity in nursing and health disparities
FNU is honored to be recognized as a champion of diversity in education and in the workforce. We have received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award three years in a row!
Diversity Impact Events
The Diversity Impact program holds regular events and activities throughout the year, including a Diversity Impact Conference, many targeted recruitment trips and various retention programs.
FNU’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosted the 10th annual Diversity Impact Conference, June 11-13, 2020, as a virtual event. The year marks a decade of bringing together national thought-leaders and speakers to engage with the FNU community on important topics facing the nursing and midwifery workforce.
The theme of this year’s conference was “Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020: Increasing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” going hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization’s designation of 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife was established to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlighting the challenging conditions they often face and advocating for increased investments in the nursing and midwifery workforce.
“At Frontier Nursing University we oppose injustice and cruelty and condemn racism in all its forms. We support peaceful protests and demonstrations and join all those working to end systemic racism, racial violence, and police brutality. We are committed to building a culture that is inclusive and caring for all.” ~Dr. Susan Stone, FNU President~
“FNU values diversity and no matter what your background they find a fit for you and accommodate you very well.”
- Alesia Traeye
Family Nurse Practitioner Student
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