Title

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in nursing: The pathway to excellence framework alignment

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2021

Subject Area

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Abstract

The promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in nursing is a topic of renewed importance, given the civil unrest following the death of George Floyd and identified disparities in health and health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite its progress, the nursing profession continues to struggle with recruiting and retaining a workforce that represents the cultural diversity of the patient population. The authors completed a review of the literature on DEI in nursing and found a scarcity of studies, and that a limitation exists due to the strength of the evidence examined. This article aims to provide a review of the literature on DEI in nursing, outcomes and strategies associated with organizational DEI efforts, and knowledge on how the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence® Designation Program framework supports DEI initiatives. The authors further provided recommendations for nurse leaders and a checklist of proposed questions for assessing commitment, culture, and structural empowerment initiatives toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization.

Publication Title

Nursing Administration Quarterly

Volume

45

Issue

4

First Page

311

Last Page

323

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000494

ISSN

03639568

E-ISSN

15505103

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