Diversity Best Practices and Resources

Promoting Nursing Student Diversity Best Practices in Michigan

The need for a diverse nursing workforce is recognized by various agencies and health organizations, and the recruitment and success of currently underrepresented nursing students is the key to future workforce diversification. This white paper offers a framework to better understand best practices to promote the success of diverse nursing students, including examples of strategies and programs that have made an impact across the country.
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Mentorship in Michigan
This white paper outlines perspectives on mentoring nurses from diverse backgrounds. Read now.

Diversity Metrics in Michigan
Diversity statistics for Michigan baccalaureate, RN to baccalaureate, master’s, research-focused doctoral, and DNP enrollments and graduations in 2015 are available in PDF format below. Data on Faculty and Deans at Nursing Institutions in the state of Michigan by race and gender is available on page two.

Additional Resources & Research
Diversity in Nursing (Data, Funding Opportunities for Students, etc.) American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Enhancing Diversity in the Workforce Fact Sheet American Association of Colleges of Nursing
How Mentoring Programs Influence Workforce Diversity Minority Nurse
Human Capital Blog posts on diversity in the health care workforce Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
In the Nation's Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce Institute of Medicine
Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce
Promoting Diversity Future of Nursing Campaign for Action
Study: Nursing School Diversity Initiatives Mostly Successful Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Who Gets to Graduate? New York Times Magazine
Specialty Membership Organizations
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Asian American Pacific Islander Nursing Association
Association of Black Nursing Faculty
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association
National American Arab Nurses Association
National Association of Hispanic Nurses - Michigan Chapter
National Black Nurses Association
Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan
Numerous scholarships are available for students pursuing a career in nursing, including a variety of scholarships available specifically to individuals from minority groups or who are members of some of the specialty organizations listed above. View scholarships.