Gaining Insight into Member Demographics and Perceptions  of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in a Professional Organization

Gaining Insight into Member Demographics and Perceptions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in a Professional Organization


Identification: 2023_NEC_MA
Issue: March/April 2023


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.

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