Diversity

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is a vibrant and inclusive community that is committed to educating nurse leaders and scholars who are as diverse as the communities in which we live and serve. The varied perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences that our faculty, staff, students, and alumni bring to the School are foundational to our culture and provide an essential element in accomplishing our vision to “promote optimal health for all by creating, changing, and leading through innovative teaching, discovery, nursing practice, and social action.”

We take great pride in attracting and supporting diverse faculty, staff, and students who represent a broad range of experiences and viewpoints. We believe that by respecting and actively engaging the unique individuals who comprise our community, we are able to cultivate an environment that is highly collaborative and conducive to excellence in nursing education, scholarship, and practice. As such, we are committed to fostering an academic workspace that is free of all forms of discrimination and allows every person to thrive and be recognized.

The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing strives to be highly proactive with respect to all aspects of diversity and inclusion. We want to aware of any incidents or conditions that may contradict this vision, and encourage students to voice diversity-related concerns or complaints they have here: https://secure.web.emory.edu/nursing/student_complaints/

Specific examples of diversity engagement in our School:

School of Nursing Division Committee of Community and Diversity (DCCD)

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. Diversity resources at the University include:

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.

Emory Multicultural Student Nurse Association (EMSNA)  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.

Emory International Student Nurse Association (EISNA) 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.

BSN, ABSN, AMSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD curricula that explicitly weave concepts of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and social action throughout their respective programs of study.

Emory Chapter of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) 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. Dr. Clint Shedd (glenn.c.shedd@emory.edu) advises the Emory University Chapter of the AAMN. Additional information can be found at aamn.org/aamn