Inclusive Excellence

 


Our Pursuit of Excellence through Diversity
 

In our 60-year quest to continually build better futures, inclusive excellence propels us to value diversity and practice inclusiveness. At the center of inclusive excellence is the recognition and acceptance of the diverse talents, worldviews, perceptions, cultures and skills that varied individuals and groups bring to our college.

We champion diversity as a core value central to our college mission. We are committed to encompassing diversity and inclusion within our many educational, discovery and clinical practice endeavors. We strive for diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, sexual preferences, religious and spiritual thought, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds and geographic regions of origin.

We value variety in life experiences and circumstances. We celebrate students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and those who reside or provide care in rural, inner-city and other medically-underserved populations within Arizona and across the globe.

As citizens of the UA College of Nursing, we believe that modeling comprehensive inclusiveness broadens perspectives, generates tolerance and acceptance, combats negative stereotyping and enhances our ability to provide outstanding health care for all.

 

Programs

Arizona Nursing Inclusive Excellence (ANIE) Program

This program supports students admitted to the College from backgrounds that are under-advantaged and under-represented in nursing in Arizona. Full-time pre-nursing, bachelor of science in nursing, and doctoral students who are Native American, Hispanic/Latino, a first-generation college attendee, or from a rural or U.S.-Mexico border community may qualify for academic enrichment services such as mentoring/coaching, individual and group tutoring, professional skills development and networking, and financial support. 

News

UA College of Nursing Nationally Recognized as Hispanic-Serving Health Professions School

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools is a member-based, nonprofit organization that consists of schools and colleges of medicine, public health, nursing, dentistry and pharmacy throughout the United States. Membership is granted to schools with a demonstrated commitment to increasing the Hispanic health workforce that will serve and promote the health of Hispanics, as evidenced by programs, activities and student and faculty diversity.

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Events

 

Diversity Matters Series
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts quarterly discussions to reflect on and promote diversity. The series encourages dialogue and exploration of the various dimensions of diversity and why it matters.

Traditional Blessing Ceremony
This American Indian ceremony recognizes incoming American Indian/Alaskan Native students entering any of the four health professions schools at the University of Arizona. This event is held at the beginning of the Fall Semester.

Traditional Honoring Ceremony
This American Indian ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of American Indian/Alaskan Native students graduating from any of the four health professions schools at the University of Arizona. The event is held only once a year in the late Spring Semester.


Health Equity in Practice



Improving Cancer Care Delivery for the Tohono O’odham People
We are an active partner in the Tohono O’odham Cancer Partnership (TOCP), providing leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of the new Tohono O’odham Cancer Navigation Program. TOCP is a grant-funded, community-tribal partnership initiative that develops interventions, policies and materials that strengthen the ability of the Nation to reduce the incidence and prevalence of cancer, improve the quality care delivered to individuals and families affected by cancer and reduce cancer care disparities in this population.



Researchers Promoting Health Equity for Diverse Populations
 

Terry Badger

Janice Crist

Michelle Kahn-John

Mary Koithan

Marylyn McEwen

Usha Menon

Laura Szalacha

 

Resources
 

Students

Faculty & Staff

Prospective Students

Alumni & Community