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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has received the 2019 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the second year in a row that JHSON has received this national honor recognizing the school’s outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Patricia Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN, dean of JHSON, tells newswise.com, “We are proud to be recognized again for our purposeful dedication to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into our mission, education, research, practice, and service.”

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded into the mission at JHSON, and help drive the school’s innovation and success. This past year, JHSON has lived its mission for excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion in joint effort with its robust Diversity and Inclusion Committee. The committee seeks to increase cultural competency skills and diversity of faculty, students, and staff, while providing opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, strategies, and feedback. The school also centers on “local to global” educational programs that offer collaborations with students and faculty from across 25 different countries.

JHSON’s faculty population are 29 percent racial and ethnic minorities and 12 percent men. The student population are 39 percent racial and ethnic minorities and 12 percent men. The school was also recently named a 2019 Best School for Men in Nursing by the American Association for Men in Nursing.

Other diversity highlights from the past year include the recognition of Phyllis Sharps, PhD, RN, FAAN, as 2019 Black Nurse of the Year by the Black Nurses Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area, Inc.; the diversification of education opportunities, which includes a nurse anesthesiology program and more online options; a committed and focused faculty research program in areas of health equity; and more.

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