ERIC Number: ED450245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A National Agenda for Nursing Workforce Racial/Ethnic Diversity. National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice Report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Congress.
National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Rockville, MD.
The National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP) convened the Expert Workgroup on Diversity to advise the NACNEP on development of a national agenda for increasing workforce diversity. The workgroup's 18 members developed recommended goals and actions covering the following broad themes: (1) enhance efforts to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students; (2) promote minority nurse leadership development; (3) develop practice environments that promote diversity; and (4) promote the preparation of all nurses to provide culturally competent care. The following were among the specific goals recommended: (1) increase the number of minority faculty in nursing programs over the number reported by the American Association of Colleges of Nurses for 1997-1998; (2) improve the evaluation and accountability for the outcomes of programs funded to increase diversity in nursing; (3) reduce social isolation of minority nurse leaders by increasing opportunities for professional development activities focusing on development of support systems; and (4) create and maintain workplace environments and employee support programs that promote and document recruitment, retention, and advancement of minority nurses. (The bibliography lists 25 references. Information about the workgroup's establishment and operation is appended along with a list of workgroup members.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Academic Standards, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Competence, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Faculty), Diversity (Student), Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training, Mentors, Minority Groups, National Programs, Needs Assessment, Nursing, Nursing Education, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Professional Development, Promotion (Occupational), Public Policy, Racial Composition, Recruitment, School Holding Power, Social Integration, Work Environment
For full text: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/dn/nacnep/diversity.htm.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, Rockville, MD.