Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resources
AAACN is fully committed to advancing our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We are actively redesigning our governance infrastructure to ensure the future leadership and membership of AAACN is as diverse as the environments we proudly work and live within.
Additionally, AAACN’s DEI Committee continues to work to create opportunities and resources our members can utilize in their own practice.
Our webinar series is an engaging resource for our members that will be added to over time. The DEI Committee provides 4-5 webinars annually. These recorded webinars are free to watch, and speakers and topics are carefully selected by the committee to educate nurses on promoting and understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in the healthcare realm.
Leadership in the New Era of Work
Sexual and Gender Identity: Historical Context and Present State
Cultural Humility as a Framework for Promoting Health Equity
LGBTQ+ Patient Identities
The DEI Committee has published several articles in AAACN’s peer-reviewed bimonthly publication, ViewPoint, as well as in the “Perspectives in Ambulatory Care” column, which is published up to six times annually in Nursing Economic$, a peer-reviewed journal that advances nursing leadership in healthcare with a focus on tomorrow.
Nursing Economic$. These articles are an important way to educate members on issues that impact diversity, equity, and inclusion in the healthcare realm.
Nursing Economic$ Perspectives in Ambulatory Care Nursing
Gaining Insight into Member Demographics and Perceptions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in a Professional Organization (AAACN)
Kim Regis, Quyen Phan, Amy Cadoret, Nancy Parker, and Beth Ann Swan
Cultural Humility as a Framework for Ambulatory Care Nurses to Address Health Equity and Inclusion
Quyen Phan, Nancy Weaver Parker, and Amy Cadoret
The Scope and Standards of Practice for Professional Ambulatory Care Nursing explicitly identifies and defines ambulatory care nursing practice in outpatient settings. The 10th edition, published in 2023, contains a brand-new Standard on Cultural Humility, created with huge input from the Chairs of the DEI Committee at the time of publication.
This new Standard represents the first step in a larger plan to incorporate the DEI Committee into the oversight of AAACN’s resources to ensure they are representative of the diversity, equity, and inclusion ideals AAACN values.