At the School of Nursing, we are committed to fostering an environment that supports all individuals and values diversity, inclusion and equity. These elements are fundamental to our core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect for diverse backgrounds and opinions, and excellence.
As nurses who pledge to provide care for all human beings, we must take a stand against this structural and systemic racism that is ingrained in every aspect of our society. Read UB School of Nursing's statement.
The School of Nursing Committee on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion invites discussion and input on the ideals listed below.
Justice is a fair and just relationship between society and individuals. This includes the distribution of wealth, power, education, health care and all other forms of personal and social rights and privileges. Justice entails providing disadvantaged individuals and groups access to these rights in a way that is most effective for the disadvantaged.
Equity is concerned with a system of justice and fairness. Equitable access to resources, services and power recognizes that all individuals or groups do not have the same starting point for access, and thus aims to ensure individuals are fairly positioned to benefit from resources, services and power.
Diversity entails social, physical and psychological variation among individuals and groups, including race, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, educational background, mental and physical ability, and is not limited to these categories.
Inclusion necessitates that an environment is welcoming, respectful and supportive of all individuals and groups so that all members of our community are able to participate to the best of their ability.
The School of Nursing JEDI Committee facilitates the promotion and evolution of initiatives that address justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
The simplest processes are able to infuse inclusion and inspire others. A visual diversity and inclusion presence in the decanal unit is vital to our shared mission and vision. This dedicated showcase highlights diversity and inclusion themes and initiatives regularly. Photos, stories, and artifacts are showcased attractively.
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