University of Kansas School of Nursing Commitment to Diversity
The University of Kansas School of Nursing is committed to creating a more representative, equitable and inclusive learning and working environment. We strive for an environment that nurtures the growth and development of our students, faculty, staff, and patients.
The University of Kansas Medical Center defines diversity as a state of being in which the variety of cultures, experiences, expertise and viewpoints are valued and incorporated into the fabric of our community. Diversity encompasses age, education level, ethnicity and race, gender expression and identity, nationality, national origin, physical and mental ability, political and religious perspectives, sex, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, veteran status and other human differences.
In 2020, acts of violence committed against the Black community and the Black Lives Matter movement prompted the KU School of Nursing to examine our beliefs and create a KU School of Nursing Position Statement on Systemic Racism (link to the sub-page.) The statement also includes action plans to combat institutional racism and create a more inclusive learning environment.