Inclusion and Outreach

diversity

The College of Nursing welcomes and values diversity in students, faculty, and staff.


We believe a diverse learning community brings greater respect, understanding and appreciation of the richness of human differences. We create a diverse learning environment both in the classroom and clinical setting through student networking and support groups, student recruitment and services, financial resources, community engaged learning, community partners and diverse student clinical placement sites. 

Student Networking and Support Groups
As of summer semester 2014, we are very excited to offer diversity support groups for all interested students.   The undergraduate support group will be led by Lillian Tom-Orme, PhD RN.  The graduate student support group will be led by Ana Sanchez Birkhead, PhD RN.   The purpose of the support groups is to examine and embrace the multiple perspectives present in the College of Nursing.  Diversity means much more than racial, ethnic or cultural differences.  It encompasses socio-economics, religion, politics, physical and emotional challenges, gender, language, family and lifestyle backgrounds.   Our goals are to support students whose differences may present particular barriers or challenges and  to ensure students that their unique diverse backgrounds are appreciated, welcome and add to the richness of the learning environment.

For more information about dates and times please contact:

Lillian Tom-Orme (undergraduate student lead)
Lillian.Tomorme@hsc.utah.edu

Ana Sanchez-Birkhead (graduate student lead)
Ana.Sanchez-birkhead@nurs.utah.edu