Nursing receives 2017 Health Professions Diversity award

October 16, 2017

2017 Health Professions Diversity Award

School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota received the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award today, a national honor recognizing US medical, dental, pharmacy, osteopathic, nursing and allied health schools that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“We are honored to receive the award again and recognize this involves an ongoing commitment to who we are,” said Connie White Delaney, Professor and Dean for the school. “This work involves all of us being curious, dedicating ourselves to learning, self-assessment and to our own vulnerability.”

The school is one of just seven schools of nursing in the country to receive the award this year. Recipients will be featured in the December issue of Insight into Diversity magazine.

“Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across their campus,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.