Diversity in Nursing at James Madison University
James Madison University Department of Nursing supports The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) 1997 position statement on affirming diversity and equality of opportunity as core values of nursing education and practice. Diversity includes consideration of socioeconomic class, gender, age, religious belief, sexual orientation, and physical disabilities, as well as race and ethnicity. Valuing diversity means acknowledgment and support for different learning styles, ways of interaction, and collaboration with persons from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Nurses who value diversity provide culturally competent care, or care that reflects appreciation for the shared values, beliefs, norms, and practices that guide thinking, decisions, and actions of particular groups of persons.
Barriers to Health for Zabbaleen Women in Mokattem, Egypt
Presented by: Andrea Knopp, Ph.D, M.S.N., M.P.H., FNP-BC
Nursing Cultural Competency when Caring for Hispanic Patients and Families
Presented by: Erika Metzler Sawin RN PhD and Linda Sobel RN PhD
Teaching about Cultural Competency in BSN Programs: How Are We Doing at JMU?"
Presented by: Susan Brooks RN, MSN and Carroll Ward RN,MSN, MEd
Enhancing Nursing Students' Understanding of Poverty Through Simulation
Public Health Nursing
By: Nena Patterson R.N., Ph.D and Linda J. Hulton, R.N., Ph.D.
Diversity News & Press Releases
- Clarification of Comments Made in Harrisonburg Daily News Record, September 24, 2013: Today, in the Daily News Record, a comment was made and highlighted that the Department of Nursing would eliminate the Nurse Practitioner programs at the Master's entry for practice. This statement was made in error. At this time, there are no plans to eliminate the Master's level Nurse Practitioner programs. We will continue to monitor accreditation standards and requirements regarding entry to practice and will make decisions accordingly.
- Check out the website for the Kenya trip!
- December 6
Last Day of Fall Semester Classes
- December 9-13
- December 14