The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) Board of Directors appointed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force, and charged them with engaging the AAACN membership in a larger DEI conversation and creating a safe space for open discussion and education. The task force administered a survey to give voice to and gain understanding of the current state of member demographics and opinions on the topic of DEI. The survey was developed using an evidence-based approach to collecting diversity information in a non-confrontational, open, and honest way. Using results of the survey, the task force has taken steps to build an initial platform for DEI dialogue and education.
DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CPNP-PC, BCC,
Vice President of Operations and Chief Nurse Executive of Ambulatory Care Services,
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
DNP, FNP-BC, APRN,
Assistant Clinical Professor,