Preparing Nursing Faculty to be Inclusive and Welcoming of Diverse Learners
Welcoming diverse learners into the nursing profession is essential to meet the healthcare needs of the population. Yet, schools of nursing often fall short in the admissions, progression, and completion of diverse students. In order to be welcoming of all qualified students and reflect the society in which we work in, nurses should be more like the clients they care for. Welcoming diversity of thought, culture, race, gender, age, and ability will be explored. Strategies for preparing and developing faculty members to be inclusive and encouraging of differences will be explored.