Equity and Inclusion
Commitment to Diversity
UC College of Nursing is working to close the health gap in current disparities in partnership with the Academic Health Center, which includes the colleges of allied health sciences, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Through student pipeline programs, innovative practices, and strategic partnerships in the surrounding community, we are working to embrace diversity in the fullest sense. In diversifying our pool of students and enhancing their academic and extra-curricular experiences, the college strives to infuse the field of nursing with culturally competent and diverse individuals.
Transformation of Mission-based Health Care through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the Third Century
This project aims to bolster diversity in the healthcare workforce and eliminate health disparities in urban communities by identifying, testing and adopting evidence-based strategies and tools.
The project is funded by a grant from the University of Cincinnati as part of its Creating our Third Century visioin and extends for three years the work of the Urban Universities for Health Equity through Alignment, Leadership and Transformation of the Healthcare Workforce (UU HEALTH), which started in 2012.
1. UC will work in collaboration with community stakeholders to develop a health workforce that increases access to health care and the opportunity for optimal health for all in the local urban community.
2. UC will produce students who are culturally competent to ensure the local healthcare workforce has the background, qualities, and skills to serve community needs and decrease health disparities in the local urban community.
3. UC will increase the educational opportunity for talented and diverse students to be recruited in order to graduate a healthcare workforce that reflects the diversity of the population in the local urban community.
These goals are part of the university's 2019 Academic Master Plan. To learn more about the UC master plan, visit president.uc.edu/thirdcentury.
Leadership 2.0: Nursing's Next Generation Program
Through Leadership 2.0, the College of Nursing seeks to increase the number of underrepresented (URE) students admitted to its traditional BSN program through academic and extra-curricular enhancements. Through specifically tailored programs, financial/social support, and community partnerships, Leadership 2.0 immerses students in a learning environment specifically designed to enrich their undergraduate experiences and produce culturally competent and diverse nursing graduates.Learn more about Leadership 2.0