Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our Mission

Nursing stands at the intersectionality of health care and social justice. Nursing knowledge, research, and practice must be anchored in acceptance and cultural humility. The Purdue University School of Nursing represents the communities we serve and upholds the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). We promote a safe environment to ensure the human dignity of all.


“Discrimination in health care and other professions is still there. It just usually is covert, or hidden, now because prejudiced people are afraid of being looked down upon.” - Dr. Clara E. Bell

As Dr. Clara E. Bell recognized 40 years ago, systemic racism is still pervasive in healthcare and nursing. The Purdue School of Nursing (PSON) acknowledges the amount of work still to be done in this field, and we strive to carry on the legacy left by PSON’s first Black professor. 

What We Are Doing

We have created a council aimed at eliminating systemic racism and promoting DEI for our students, faculty, staff, and community. Watch the short video below to see how the Purdue School of Nursing is committed to serving our community in all of its diversity.

Guiding Principles

Our Council is rooted in these guiding principles:

  1. Listening when our colleagues and students

  2. Championing

  3. Educating our faculty, staff, and students

  4. Cultivating an inclusive environment

  5. Developing and communicating


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