Kathy Wright with patients

Commitment to 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.

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.