Discover why diversity in nursing matters
A diverse nursing workforce can be a crucial component in reducing health disparities, improving outcomes and transforming care in an ever-evolving patient population.
Our Strive for Diversity in Nursing digital edition can help you explore this topic and the impact culturally competent care has on the profession and on patients.
“Diversity in healthcare providers is generally accepted as a precursor for understanding our patient population and providing optimal care and services for the diverse composition of Americans,” writes Robert G. Hess Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, founder and CEO of the Forum for Shared Governance. “It’s not just ethnic and racial groups we’re addressing. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer individuals have their own specific healthcare needs and values that add a dimension not encountered — or even imagined — before.” (read more)