DEI strategic plan

Mainstreaming diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for nursing and all health care fields. The health professions have long recognized that improvement in health outcomes for all individuals is linked to addressing the social determinants of health: workforce diversity, health equity and inequity, stress, and lack of resources and opportunities. Improving health outcomes for all requires addressing diversity, equity and inclusion in nursing education.

We incorporate a strategy for centering diverse voices in all we do, including in the structure of our organization. Our five-year strategic plan highlights student, faculty and staff recruitment, retention and development; nursing education and scholarship; promoting an equitable and inclusive community on campus and off; and service to the community. 

See the full UMSN DEI strategic plan.

View a summary of the strategic plan.

Data matter

 Intentions are important but not enough. Impact is everything. See the U-M figures.

Our efforts for inclusion are guided by data and assessment. (This link is limited to UMSN faculty and staff and requires a login).