External Diversity Resources

In addition to the abundant resources at the University of Michigan, there are a wide variety of national associations, coalitions, and initiatives also working to promote and expand diversity.

The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.
 
AONE is the national organization of nurses who design, facilitate, and manage care. With more than 7,000 members, AONE is the voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care.  See their Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care document.
 
AAPINA works to identify and support the health care needs of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) in the United States and globally, to implement strategies to act on issues, registration and public policies affecting the health of APIs, to collaborate with other interdisciplinary health and professional organizations, and to identify and support professional and nursing concerns of API nurses in the United States and globally through active networking and empowerment.
 
National advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
 
MinorityNurse.com is the career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students and faculty and provides resources and information pertaining to education, career development and minority health for the growing population of minority nurses in America.
 
NANAINA unites American Indian/Alaska Native nurses and those who care for AN/AI people to improve the health and well being of American Indian/Alaska Native people.
 
NAHN is committed to improving the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers and toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
 
The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) is a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American nurses throughout the United States. NBNA's mission is to provide a forum for collective action by nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the health care needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to health care, equal to, or above health care standards of the larger society.
 
NCEMNA is a national collaboration of ethnic minority nurse associations and a unified force advocating for equity and justice in nursing and health care for ethnic minority populations.
 
Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA)
An organization responsive to Filipino American nurses’ needs and a positive force in the world arena of nursing.

The mission of TCNS is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well being for people worldwide.