At AACN we are continuing the important journey of prioritizing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). We are committed to effecting sustainable change for our community of nurses.
Our Ongoing Commitment
AACN strives to:
Create meaningful, inclusive content
Lean into difficult conversations
Communicate new evidence and insights
Participate in sustainable action
Beyond the flashpoints of racial injustice and a crippling pandemic, we find many opportunities. We can do better by nurturing a more just and equitable nursing community and environment for patients and their families. Because an equitable, diverse and inclusive work environment is a safer Healthy Work Environment that offers respect, belonging and psychological safety to all.
Nurses observe and experience inequities in healthcare, their communities and everyday life. As part of our EDI journey, AACN sought to learn more about your observations and views on EDI. We asked some crucial questions, and you responded with your bold voices to tell us about negative experiences, feeling less than valued and perceived unfair hiring. The results are eye-opening and will inform our future content, resources and advocacy.
A few key takeaways from AACN’s 2022 EDI Community Survey:
Acute, progressive and critical care nurses agree that EDI is an important issue for them.
Less than 40% of nurses believe their immediate supervisor shares their EDI beliefs
On average, Black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) nurses reported experiencing twice as many negative behaviors from colleagues as their white peers.
Nurses are confident that AACN will continue to address important EDI issues.
AACN is committed to helping create EDI in all elements of patient care. These featured resources offer insights into a variety of topics across the continuum of care to help nurses make their optimal contribution.