The University of Iowa College of Nursing is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. In our continuous effort to build a richer understanding of the relationship between health and diversity, we are committed to providing our faculty, staff, students, and alumni with knowledge and resources to increase awareness about vulnerable populations and other cultural competence issues impacting health.
The Office of Diversity at the College of Nursing is engaged in ongoing efforts to ensure our curriculum and programs prepare students to be culturally competent. As nurses, we know patients are more likely to accept health information when it is communicated in a way that is respectful and responsive to the cultural beliefs and practices of patients. Cultural competence will prepare our future nurses to effectively meet the health needs of our world’s ever-changing population.
The College of Nursing’s commitment to diversity is a shared value as demonstrated through our Pillars of Diversity.