As nurses and members of a health professions school and medical campus, we must respect all peoples from all backgrounds. Let us stand against hatred of any kind, denounce discrimination, and reject the racism, anger and hatred that drives some to destroy others.
Elias Provencio-VasquezRN, PhD, Dean/Professor
Our goal is to prepare nurses who reflect the communities they serve and
are culturally responsive, demonstrating cultural humility, in order to
provide compassionate, person-centered care. We are committed to stand against all forms of discrimination and oppression in support of any minoritized, under-represented, and marginalized community. We condemn xenophobia, violence and all myriad of ways difference is exploited, both systemically
and individually. We commit to taking actions that promote respect and dignity, rights granted to every human being, and to celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of all humans. We also commit to unlearning deep root biases that cloud our judgment
on a daily basis.
The College of Nursing recognizes that Boldly Transforming Health is inextricably linked to a fundamental and integral commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
It is a commitment to critical consciousness in teaching, research, and scholarship, clinical care, operational practices, and service to the community.
These efforts are a start, but by no means are they comprehensive. Our pledge is to continue to fight against racism, oppression, and hatred by supporting DEI efforts through programming, education, staffing and curricular changes.