For the sixth year in a row, Johns Hopkins University has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This honor recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. For a fifth consecutive year, the school also received the “Best School for Men in Nursing” designation from the American Association for Men in Nursing.
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing also received its sixth consecutive HEED Award in the health professions category.
The School of Nursing was recognized for its efforts to cultivate a diverse environment—52 percent of its students and more than a third of its faculty are from racial or ethnic minorities. The school has also created groups for student minorities, including a men in nursing mentorship program and an interprofessional international students group.
“We are committed to recruiting diverse students, faculty, and staff and to creating an environment where people from all backgrounds excel,” says Dean Sarah Szanton, PHD, MSN, FAAN. “Despite the recent ruling on race and admissions, our resolve remains unchanged to build a school community that represents the rich diversity of America.”
Johns Hopkins University and the School of Nursing will be featured among 108 HEED Award recipients in the magazine’s November/December 2023 issue.
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected Johns Hopkins to receive the award based on the university’s commitment to fostering a more welcoming, inclusive, and accountable culture. Since the 2022 launch of the diversity strategic plan, named Realizing Our Promise: The Second JHU Roadmap on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the university has strategically enhanced its support services, dedicating more than $200 million to initiatives that benefit its faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the broader community and bolstering both the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in new programmatic ways.