At the CU College of Nursing, we welcome people of all backgrounds and identities. We are committed to diversifying our profession to reflect who we
serve, people from many different walks of life.
Our vision starts at the top — with Dean Eli at the helm, a
first-generation college student and male Hispanic nurse, and extends to
our remarkable students, faculty and staff.
Ready to boldly transform the future of health? Join us.
identify as male or their gender identity is unknown
identify as part of a racial or ethnic minority group
*Total CU Nursing student enrollment, Fall 2023 census, CU Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Being a male in nursing in the ’70s and ’80s was a challenge and an opportunity. I look back now and I see that the University of Arizona was proud of the fact that I was the first Latino male to earn a PhD in nursing... Being first is a good feeling because it opened the doors for others to follow.
- Elias Provencio-Vasquez PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP
I wanted to go to a college that really understood and encompassed diversity. For me, that was huge. I just wanted to go somewhere where I'd be welcomed and encouraged.
– Jessica Dean, BSN, nurse-midwifery candidate