For the second straight year, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has earned the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“It is our responsibility as leaders in health care to ensure that people from all backgrounds are given the opportunity for health and for their voices to be heard,” says Gloria Ramsey, JD, RN, FNAP, FAAN, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion. “It’s what we strive to achieve on a daily basis and what will define nursing as we move to the next century.”
Throughout the year, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee seeks to increase cultural competency skills and diversity of faculty, students, and staff while providing opportunities for equity and inclusion initiatives, strategies, and feedback. The school also centers on “local to global” educational programs that offer collaborations with students and faculty from across 25 countries.
Within the faculty population, 29 percent are from racial and ethnic minorities and 12 percent are male. Among students, 39 percent are from racial and ethnic minorities, and 12 percent are male.
The latest award will be presented this summer in Cincinnati, OH.