Feb 15, 2017
Measuring Diversity and its Role in Creating More Equitable Communities
A diverse nursing workforce is one that can better support the well-being of the whole community. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s diversity dashboard indicator shows the progress that Action Coalitions are making as they create a nursing workforce that is as diverse as the nation. In the first of two webinars, Campaign Diversity Steering Committee co-chairs Deb Washington, PhD, RN, MS and Carmen Alvarez, PhD, RN, CRNP, CNM will introduce the dashboard and discuss how increasing diversity fits within the Action Areas of the Culture of Health framework.
We will examine these measures:
• Percentage of pre-licensure nursing program graduates by race/ethnicity and gender compared with the U.S. population.
• Number of Action Coalitions that have a representative of an ethnic or racial minority nursing organization, or men in nursing chapter, as a co-lead or voting member of their senior-level policymaking body.
Joanne Spetz, PhD, data adviser to the Center to Champion Nursing in America, will also discuss sources of national and state-level data about diversity and explain how the diversity dashboard measures were developed.