Our tradition of integrated research and practice focuses on the needs of those whose health status or social condition leaves them vulnerable or places them at risk. Our collaborative innovations increase the diversity of participation in healthcare research, promote sharing of diverse interprofessional perspectives, provide tools to support those working with vulnerable populations, and enhance community engagement.
These online lunch and learns are open to all health science faculty, practicing professionals, as well as the general public. These events are co-sponsored by the UW–Madison School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Veterinary Medicine, and School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Native Nations Nursing Summit focuses on educating nurses about the public health needs of Wisconsin Native communities while highlighting the use of an integrated team model in healthcare.
Named in honor of the first African American graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Nursing, this award is presented to a graduate, current student, faculty, or staff member from the School of Nursing for notable work or responsive advocacy that reflects the School’s commitment to health equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Multicultural Student Nurse Organization is a student-founded and directed organization dedicated to improving students of color’s experiences, expertise, and preparedness for succeeding in nursing curriculum and professions and for caring for patients of all backgrounds across care settings.
The School of Nursing created the Badger Nurse Mentorship Program to build more connections between our alumni and current students. One of the most effective ways to build a sense of belonging for students of color is to pair them with alumni of color who have similar experiences. For this reason, the Badger Nurse Mentorship Program pairs students and mentors using a variety of criteria, which includes pairing them based on their racial/ethnic background if they desire.
The underrepresented student and alumni reception is an annual event held in the fall for all nursing students and alumni who identify as racial/ethnic minorities. The event is an opportunity to engage students of color and alumni of color with networking and community building activities.
Understanding diversity is an ongoing process that involves lifelong learning, and we believe that this continued learning is crucial to improving health, ensuring equity, and providing a positive, supportive climate in which all individuals are welcome.
DEI in Research and Practice
Susan Passmore, PhD, was awarded a grant to support the study Just Research: Testing a Pro-Diversity, Socially Normative Educational Intervention to Promote Inclusive Research Practices among Investigators and Research Staff. The study is funded by …
Linda D. Oakley, PhD, RN, was awarded a grant to support the study Health Equity for a Marginalized Black Community: A Feasibility Study of Co-creating Communities of Care Through Partnerships with Community-Based Public Health Nurses. The …
Nursing Trailblazer Barbara L. Nichols Selected as Inaugural Recipient of the UW–Madison School of Nursing Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the recipient of the Canary Savage Girardeau Award for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Barbara L. Nichols, MS, DL(h), SDc(h), PedD(h), RN, FAAN, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the new award.
Drs. Jeneile Luebke and Brian McInnes Awarded Grant to Develop an Indigenous-informed Equine-Related Research Protocol
Jeneile Luebke, PhD, RN and Brian McInnes (School of Human Ecology) were awarded a Reilly-Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant to support the project, Anishina be-Mishtadimoons Inawendiwin – Restoring and Awakening the Cultural and Ecological Context.
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