As nurse educators and professionals in the healthcare space, we’re expected to “carry out nursing responsibilities in a manner consistent with quality in nursing care and the ethical obligations of the profession.” (ANA Nursing Code of Ethics)
The most recent Future of Nursing report states that “by 2030, the nursing profession will look vastly different and will be caring for a changing America.” What does that look like in 2023 and beyond? It’s more important than ever that we turn our attention to Equity, Inclusivity and Diversity for our field and those we teach/serve - as it’s increasingly crucial for the health, well-being, recruitment, retention and overall success of our profession.
For the purposes of the 2023 Nurse Educators Conference in the Rockies, Equity, Inclusivity and Diversity refers to the exploration of genders and gender identities, races and ethnicities, religions, cultures, ages, sexual orientations, physical, functional and learning abilities, as well as diversity of background, experience, geographic location, socioeconomic status, educational level, social determinants of health and more. This year, our goal for the conference is to broaden our own frames of reference and prepare to better equip the next generation of healthcare workers!