A Message From The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity
Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit the College of Nursing DEI website. My role is to assist the college in achieving inclusive excellence while helping to create a vision that reflects a diverse, safe learning environment in all aspects of our mission -- teaching, research, practice, and service. Additionally, I help lead initiatives aimed at enhancing the recruitment, retention, and success of underrepresented groups in the field of nursing. We all rise and fall together, and there is strength in diversity. Feel free to reach out to my office if we can be of service to you. -- Coretta Jenerette, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN
College of Nursing Resources
CON Cupboard initiative provides essential everyday items to nursing students in need. These resources support students so they can focus on academics, and this enhances their potential for success.
- Public Health and Nursing unite to fast-track faculty diversity using $13 million grant featuring Dr. Coretta Jenerette
- Historical Marker Rcognizes Historic Black Nurses and Their Contributions to Columbia
- Alumna & Nurse Leader Elected Richland County Coroner
- LGBTQ Health with Dr. Liam Hein
- ANA Racial Reckoning Statement
The purpose of the DEI committee is to identify the inclusion and diversity strengths,
issues, and opportunities within all aspect of the College of Nursing.
- Departmental implicit bias training
- Diversity matters open discussion events
- Yearly cultural traditions luncheon
Strengthening Achievement and Nursing Diversity with URM/DB Program for South Carolina (StAND-UP: SC) is a pilot academy that aims to enhance the diversity of the registered nurses (RN) workforce in South Carolina (SC). We want to increase the proportion of underrepresented, minoritized, and disadvantaged background (URM/DB) students graduating from nursing schools. StAND-UP: SC will offer approximately 200 pre-licensed, senior RN nursing students a one-year virtual diversity, equity, and inclusion academy. With presentations and resources, students will better understand social determinants of health, health equity, and social justice advocacy. Moreover, StAND-UP: SC will provide life-long, tailored professional development resources. At the end of the academy, students and other stakeholders in SC will be invited to a conference to discuss lessons learned and the next steps.
Participants will attend monthly virtual trainings from August 2022 through May 2023.
Supports students of marginalized communities with advocacy services, awareness and comprehension of diversity issues, and assist the campus community and student organizations to expand their efforts to cultivate an inclusive community at the university.
Student groups designed for minortiy and underrepresented communities & students at USC.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to providing information that clearly outlines how we plan for, react to and measure our response to the issues that confront our diverse academic community.
While our ultimate goal is a unified and inclusive campus environment, incidents of bias and hate do occur. Report incidents of bias or hate by submitting a Bias and Hate Incident Form.
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