Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Stronger Together

As one of the top nursing schools in the United States, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing takes great pride in being a leader in education and social change. Help us "LEAD" the way in making an impact.


During a pivotal time in our nation, Dean Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, has named Dr. Lisa Muirhead as the school’s first ever Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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Along with hosting events, the DEI Office will make sure to inform others of events around campus—and beyond—that feature issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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There are a variety of programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion supported by the School of Nursing.

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Diversity and Inclusion Resources

The DEI Office at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing will continue to gather resources to help everyone stay involved and aid in our mission. 

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Upcoming Events

The 2020 Election offers many chances for dialogue regarding social change in our country. Please refer to these documents for tips to remain focused and healthy during the process and a list of what Emory University will be doing to discuss politics before and after the election. 

A Sense of Belonging 

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing DCCD is one of nine DCCDs at Emory that work with the Office of the Provost’s Advisory Council on Community and Diversity to implement continuous improvement (collect/assess data, establish specific goals and actions, and monitor progress towards goals) for increasing access, equity, and inclusion across Emory University.
Lillian Carter Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility (LCC): The LCC serves as the focal point for the School's global and community engagement programs that focus on vulnerable populations. Our students and faculty provide compassionate care to patients from all walks of life: youth, elderly, refugees, farmworkers, the homeless, and the uninsured. Some of the LCC’s signature programs include Atlanta-based service and learning projects, the Moultrie Farmworker Family Health Program, Alternative Winter/Spring Break Programs, Complex Humanitarian Emergencies Program, and others. The LCC also supports global health research projects for faculty and students.
EMSNA works to strengthen the role and presence of multicultural nursing students at the School of Nursing. Its specific purpose is to celebrate, support, and represent the unique needs of students from diverse backgrounds through fostering personal, academic, and professional development.

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses provides the voice for nearly 2000 member nurses across the United States. NAHN is devoted to promoting safe, quality health care delivery to Hispanic communities and individuals.

Founded in 1976, NAHN is an active and vocal advocate for licensed Hispanic nurses, advocating for policy changes and offering unique perspectives related to Hispanic health care needs. NAHN works to identify barriers to implementing and delivering health services to Hispanic consumers and recommends appropriate solutions to local, state and federal agencies.

NAHN is also committed to representing in voice and action the number of licensed Hispanic nurses in the United States and promotes the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses to provide culturally sensitive nursing care to Hispanic consumers and communities.

EISNA works to provide students with further opportunities to directly interact with – and address the health needs of – the international community in Atlanta and beyond through service learning projects, overseas study, and other cross-cultural educational opportunities.
The Dean's Executive Student Council (DESC), as a group of nursing students under the guidance of the Dean, will work to ensure Emory Nursing lives up to its mission, vision, and values. The DESC will represent the student voice while working as a bridge between the student body and nursing administration, faculty, and staff. In collaboration with all interested parties, the DESC will find and implement ways to bolster efforts of inclusion and diversity at the school; moreover, the council will build Emory Nursing's connections to the wider university, other top-tier nursing schools, and healthcare advocacy at both the local and national level.
BSNABSNAMSNMSNDNP, and PhD curricula: Explicitly weave concepts of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and social action throughout their respective programs of study.
The mission of the AAMN is to shape the practice, education, research, and leadership for men in nursing and advance men’s health, specifically providing a framework for nurses to influence factors that affect men as nurses. Additional information can be found at

Additional Resources

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  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
  • Be an Ally
  • Become an Inclusive Leader
  • Managing a Diverse Team
  • Skills for Inclusive Conversation
Emory University Continuing Education
  • Dealing with Difficult People
  • Strategic Communication in the Workplace
Emory University Learning & Organizational Development
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Crucial Accountability
  • The Change Cycle
  • Navigating Beyond Conflict
  • Strategies for Influencing Others