Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at MU CON – A Look Back

An overview of the most recent diversity milestones and strategic initiatives at the College of Nursing

2007

  • College of Nursing receives federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) and establishes Project-BEYOND

2011

  • College of Nursing receives federal funding from the HRSA-Nursing, Education, Practice, Quality and Retention to continue Project-BEYOND 

2012

  • College of Nursing introduces “Culture and Health” course focusing on the relationship of health care behaviors and beliefs to culture and social structure and fostering appreciation for intercultural competence as a BSN program requirement

2015

  • Marquette University establishes LGBTQ+ Resource Center
  • College of Nursing establishes the College of Nursing Diversity Committee
  • College of Nursing receives federal funding from HRSA-NWD to continue Project BEYOND-2

2016

  • Marquette University’s Student Veterans Association, Veteran Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership, and Zablocki VA Medical Center co-host forum on veteran care 

2017

  • College of Nursing receives federal funding from HRSA-NWD to continue Project BEYOND-2 and federal funding from HRSA-Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students to provide scholarship for eligible students in Project BEYOND-2
  • Dr. Juanita (Terrie) Garcia, nursing leader and Project BEYOND-2 Coordinator, selected by American Association of Colleges of Nursing to address members of Congress

2019

2020

2021

  • College of Nursing receives federal funding from HRSA-Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students to provide scholarship for eligible students in Project BEYOND-2
  • College of Nursing receives transformational gift to fuel scholarships, increase diversity, and drive innovative healthcare advances
  • A message from university leaders in support of Asian Americans
  • Marquette launches “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” podcast as an extension of a Marquette University mural project to highlight and to uplift diverse women identified individuals whose images and contributions have been systematically made invisible
  • Marquette University hires first Director of Black Student Initiatives
  • College of Nursing receives grant to continue Project BEYOND-2
  • Dr. Juanita (Terrie) Garcia, Project BEYOND-2 coordinator, receives 2021 Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
  • Vice President for Inclusive Excellence issues a message in support of DREAMers
  • College of Nursing launches Hispanic & Latinx Faculty, Staff, and Student monthly virtual chat sessions while continuing Black & African American sessions for the second year
  •  College of Nursing pilots campus-wide initiative Faculty and Staff: Personal Skills for a Diverse Campus in addition to first-year student training Brave & Bold Dialogues: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – College Edition
  • College of Nursing partners with the LGBTQ Resource Center to offer Safer Spaces for faculty, staff, and students. Safer Spaces is a tiered, allyship-building initiative, with an aim for a campus culture of increased equity and pride
  • Marquette adopts land and water acknowledgement created in partnership with Native American Student Association
  • Marquette University earns “emerging HSI” status
  • College of Nursing Office of Student Services offers screening of short film Racism: The African American Nursing Experience and post-screening discussion with film producer, Denetra Hampton

2022

  • College of Nursing launches MUCN Diversity Website which includes resources for faculty, staff, and students, updates on strategic initiatives focused on equity and inclusion, as well as recent milestones and contact information for engagement with the college community 

 

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