College Receives INSIGHT into Diversity Award for Education Excellence

College of Nursing Diversity Advisory Council

Members of the College of Nursing's Diversity Advisory Council

By: Bill Bangert

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing has received the 2016 INSIGHT Into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This marks the second straight year the College of Nursing has been so honored. 

As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities demonstrating an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—the College of Nursing will be featured, along with 30 other recipients, in the December 2016 issue INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

The College of Nursing supports a wide variety of diversity and inclusion efforts. A Diversity Advisory Council within the college sponsors several events throughout the year providing awareness and a platform for discussion among college faculty, staff, students and alumni. In addition, the college’s pipeline diversification efforts are represented by such programs as Leadership 2.0 and HealthPath Summer Bridge, which are designed to support underrepresented individuals throughout their education.

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine is the largest and oldest diversity publication in higher education today and is known for its annual HEED Award, the only award recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across their campuses. More information about the 2016 HEED Award can be found online at