Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
Academic nursing is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion to improve quality of nursing education, address pervasive inequities in health care, and enhance the civic readiness and engagement potential of nursing students (AACN, 2017).
Diversity, equity and inclusivity are critical and fundamental to develop a nursing workforce capable of providing high-quality, safe and culturally appropriate care. As part of its core values, LCON has shown its dedication to furthering this ideal through the creation of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as the establishment of scholarship and grant programs to help meet the need of a more diversified workforce.
The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is committed to fostering an environment
that is refelctive of our community through oversight and monitoring the University
of Memphis' policy on equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and education.
The policy states that the University will not discriminate based on race, color,
national origin, religion, age, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational
qualification), disability, where the person is a qualified disabled person, or because
of their status as a qualified disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.
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