Advancing Diversity in Academic Nursing.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As the world around us evolves and as society becomes increasingly diverse, the demographics of the health professions workforce, including nursing, have been slow to change. Even with influential public relations campaigns sponsored by Johnson & Johnson (2015), pivotal policy reports such as the Institute of Medicine the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report (Institute of Medicine, 2010), and programs such as the New Careers in Nursing Program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/New Careers in Nursing (2015), much work remains if the nursing workforce is to match the demographics of the U.S.


Therefore, this article will examine the role that accreditation agencies and innovative programs, such as pipeline programs and academic-service scholarship programs, could play in promoting diversity in the future nursing workforce.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Relf, MV

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 5S

Start / End Page

  • S42 - S47

PubMed ID

  • 27659755

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8481

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8755-7223

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.profnurs.2016.02.010


  • eng