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Membership Approves Position Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Academic Nursing

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During the business meeting of AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting (held March 20, 2017 in Washington, DC), an overwhelming majority of members in attendance voted to adopt the Position Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Academic Nursing.

The statement is the product of the efforts of AACN’s Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group, chaired by Dr. Carolina Huerta from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Advisory Group members include:

Dr. Azita Emami, University of Washington
Dr. Greer Glazer, University of Cincinnati, AACN Board Liaison
Dr. Judith Lewis, D’Youville College
Dr. Judith Martin-Holland, University of California-San Francisco
Dr. Michael Relf, Duke University
Dr. Edilma L. Yearwood, Georgetown University
Dr. Lin Zhan, Loewenberg School of Nursing
Dr. Vernell DeWitty, AACN Staff Liaison

View the full position statement.