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April 2, 2024

Nurturing Diversity in Nursing: Herzing University Leads the Charge at National Conference

Nurturing Diversity in Nursing: Herzing University Leads the Charge at National Conference

Herzing University made a notable appearance at the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) 2024 Annual Conference, highlighting the importance of inclusivity across nursing education. Represented by Jarvis Racine, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Workforce Development and Government Affairs, and Dr. Rosalind Woodson, Senior Director of Nursing, Herzing University laid the groundwork for future partnerships through their presentation, "Nurturing Diversity in Nursing: A Path to Reducing Healthcare Disparities."

The conference served as a pivotal platform to address healthcare’s pressing need for cultural competency and inclusivity to be a more focal part of nursing education. Racine and Woodson shared details on the evolving landscape of healthcare needs amidst demographic shifts and technological advancements.

Herzing University's approach to curriculum development emphasized strategies to address workforce challenges and embrace inclusivity. From holistic methodology to proactive recruitment and faculty hiring practices, Herzing University outlined actionable steps to promote a more modern approach to how we look at nurse education.

Attendees were treated to insights into trends, collaboration opportunities, and successful strategies for attracting and retaining diverse nursing students.

“The NADOHE conference provided an incredible platform for us to delve into the crucial topic of diversity in nursing education,” Racine said. “The engaged audience reaffirmed the importance of our mission and inspired us to continue pushing for inclusivity in healthcare.”

This presentation wasn't just about sharing knowledge—it was about leading by example. By fostering an inclusive environment and promoting cultural competency, Herzing University aims to contribute to a more equitable, patient-centered, and effective healthcare system.

“It was truly gratifying to see the enthusiasm and interest from attendees at the NADOHE conference,” Woodson added. “Our presentation sparked meaningful discussions about the need for cultural competency in nursing education, and I'm optimistic about the impact we can make moving forward.”

As we reflect on the impact of Herzing University's participation in the NADOHE conference, it’s important to remember that change starts with all of us. Together, we can nurture diversity in nursing and pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive future.

Stay tuned for more updates on how Herzing University continues to lead the charge in fostering inclusivity and broader representation throughout the healthcare workforce.

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