Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Coursework at the School of Nursing incorporates the social dimension of health and allows students to explore the health consequences of factors such as income, geography, and race. The GENESIS program supports underrepresented students in the field of nursing through a pre-enrollment summer program and lectures, workshops, and community events during the academic year.
- Clinical Practicums
Clinical locations for students vary in location and in type, such as schools, community centers, and major health systems such as Michigan Medicine. In the past, students have worked with the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative, another way in which our students are exposed to a major health challenge, climate change, and a unique way of conceiving of health care: through climate education, action, and health preparedness and prevention.
- Clinical Practice
Our clinical faculty practice in a number of locations, from urban to rural and everything in between. Our faculty also practice in a variety of settings, such as schools, community centers, small clinics, and homeless shelters, in addition to clinical locations at major healthcare systems such as Michigan Medicine. Learn more about faculty practice.
- Vulnerable and underserved populations
Research at the school is varied, according to the interests and backgrounds of students and faculty. Research on sexual health and education addresses disparities as does research on quality care for childbearing women, sexual health and safety, trauma-informed care for vulnerable populations, chronic disease, and the emerging challenges of climate change for urban areas and the young, the old, and the poor. Research at the school is also international, from non-communicable disease in Thailand to reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa.
UMSN's Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, 2016-2021
Highlighted Areas of Work
- recruitment, retention and development
- education and scholarship
- promoting an equitable and inclusive community