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Diversity - UI MNA About Us

Our Mission:  to recruit, support, mentor, and network UI multicultural nursing students (BSN/RN-BSN undergraduate and PhD/DNP graduate), nursing interest students (aka pre-nursing), and nurse professionals through activities, discussions, and workshops that promote the profession of nursing and the relationship between diversity and nursing excellence.

Our Purpose: Through specialty workshops, expand knowledge about:

a. Campus resources to nurture and support multicultural nursing students (go to

b. Diverse patient populations

c. Best practices for delivering culturally responsive care

d. How to advocate for continued research, education, dissemination of information and policy-making about diversity and health

e. Strategies to diversify nursing education pipeline and nursing workforce

f. How our respective and diverse identities impact patient/provider relationships

g. Leadership roles, outreach and service opportunities

h. Nursing academic and professional career pathways

i. Multicultural nursing pioneers

j. The diversity of the nursing community at the UI, in Iowa City, and statewide