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
We are committed to stand against racism and oppression, support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community as well as all under-represented, vulnerable and marginalized communities, while "unlearning deep-rooted biases, stereotypes and racism." We condemn xenophobia, racism and violence. We respect the worth and dignity of all human beings and celebrate uniqueness and diversity of all kinds. Our goal is to prepare nurses who reflect the communities they serve, are culturally aware and unbiased, and educated in patient-centered care.
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 (Freire, 1970) 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.
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