Diversity Vision Statement

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing

Diversifying the Future of Nursing Through Educational Excellence

The Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Faculty is dedicated to increasing the number of underrepresented nursing students admitted to the School, in order to increase diversity at Dixon and in the nursing profession, and to improve the health of those we serve. Challenges related to health disparities and demographic changes in the Nation’s population are compelling forces for continuing to build diversity. Congruent with the mission of Abington Health (AH), the administration at the DSON, faculty and staff are committed to promoting an educational environment that reflects and values diversity. The School is committed to providing culturally competent support to all students across the curriculum. It is the intent of administration, faculty, and staff to recruit and retain students who understand and respect the nursing process and who will graduate as safe beginning practitioners. By embracing diversity, administrators, faculty, and staff at the DSON will create an academic environment of inclusion that promotes critical thinking, encourages interaction, and empowers students to respect and value each other’s differences.

Diversity Vision

The Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing is dedicated to improving and diversifying the face of nursing by enhancing our recruitment efforts of qualified diverse individuals that possess the characteristics of integrity, responsibility, dignity, scholar, accountability, and humility to become leaders in the profession of nursing. We strive to maintain an academic atmosphere that embraces the culture of all students, is student focused, with a well-rounded faculty that is educationally experienced. Our vision is to provide innovative support programs that utilize forward thinking to support students on all levels. It is our intent to recruit, educate, retain and prepare a student who understands and respects the nursing process while exemplifying excellence in nursing education. By embracing diversity, we will create an academic environment that promotes thinking, as well as interaction and helps students learn from each individual’s cultural, educational, life and learning differences.

We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.
– Maya Angelou

Website Links

American Nurses Association
Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA)
Chi Eta Phi
Minority Nurse
National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc.(NANAINA)
The American Assembly for Men in Nursing
National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Inc. (NAHN)
The National Coalition of Ethnic and Minority Nurse Associations
National Black Nurses Association
Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Black Nurses Association


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