Diversity in Nursing
Latest Data • Funding Opportunities • Diversifying Student Population
Specialty Nursing Organizations
The Changing Landscape: Nursing Student Diversity on the Rise
AACN Policy Brief, July 2014
Enhancing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce
AACN Fact Sheet Containing the Latest Data, Updated March 2015
Race/Ethnicity Data on Students Enrolled in Nursing Programs
10-Year Data on Minority Students in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs
Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions
Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce, September 2004
In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce
Institute of Medicine, February 2004
Nursing Workforce: Shortage and Diversity
The California Endowment, 2003
New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AACN are working together to expand enrollment in accelerating nursing programs while enhancing diversity in the nursing workforce.
Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future-AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
Program provides $18,000 in financial assistance to graduate students from minority backgrounds who agree to teach after graduation.
This site maintains a listing of scholarship and fellowships for students from diverse backgrounds pursuing undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees.
AACN’s Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources for Nursing Students
Online resource includes links to dozens of funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate nursing students, including many minority-focused programs.
AACN Position Statement: Diversity and Equality of Opportunity
Endorsed by the AACN Membership October 1997
Cultural Competency in Nursing Education Programs
Effective Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Nursing Programs
AACN Issue Bulletin Released December 2001
Men in Nursing Recruitment Efforts
Nursing Workforce Diversity Grants
Administered by HRSA, this federal program provides grants to schools of nursing to funds project that increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups underrepresented among registered nurses.
The RWJF (NCIN) program seeks researchers to study the impact this groundbreaking program has on changing the face of nursing. Over the eight years of operation a large data set including more than 3,500 scholars from 130 schools of nursing in 41 states was created on “Building a More Diverse and Inclusive Nursing Workforce”. Up to four grants will be awarded to individuals in the amount of $3,000 each for analysis and development of a manuscript. View Call for Applications.