Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Welcome to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion! At DUSON, diversity and inclusiveness are core values that have been the center of a concerted effort to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive no matter who they are. Each of us has a moral responsibility to stand against racism and hate in all its forms, to be self-aware, and to make equitable choices daily. We encourage diversity in many forms: diversity of lifestyles and beliefs, thoughts and ideas, educational innovation, personal and cultural backgrounds, professional experiences and global perspectives.

For the last six years, the Duke University School of Nursing has been recognized as a Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. In 2021, the Duke University School of Nursing earned it's second Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award presented by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This award is considered a national honor that is awarded to colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding dedication to diversity and inclusion.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is here to support students, faculty and staff and ensure that each individual feels supported, heard and respected. Our doors are open and are a safe place for any member of the DUSON community.

A Conversation on DEI: Dean Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and Dr. Ernest Grant

DUSON Interim Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Ernest Grant recently joined Dean Vincent Guilamo-Ramos for a conversation on DEI as part of the 2023 Sixteenth National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference. Watch the video to hear from DUSON leaders about the importance of effective DEI initiatives and how they relate to the nursing profession and our goal of advancing health equity.

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