Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course: Module 1

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Course: Module 1

As a dynamic community of medical-surgical nurses committed to a mission of providing quality patient care, we acknowledge inequity harms people, health care, and health.

Our core values have always been to dedicate, transform, collaborate, and advocate for that mission.

As organizations reap the many benefits of diverse teams, we’ve realized how a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion increases the cohesiveness of those teams. This places employees in a better position to collaborate, communicate, and provide outstanding patient care.

AMSN has prioritized improving patient care and the nurse work environment through diversity, equity, and inclusion and we hope others in health care will embrace this initiative with us.

AMSN is developing a 6-module e-learning course to a larger initiative on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in nursing and health care. This initiative includes the needs of patients as well as health care providers. The certificate program covers general DEI societal and health care information, as well as five marginalized groups.

The full course will be available in the summer of 2022.

Please enjoy the first module of this course at no cost.   Contact hours for the first module will be available soon!

Members: $0.00
Non-member: Free

Lessons

Module 1 of this program, Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Health Care Workforce is available for free to any individual.

In this one-hour module, you will be challenged to:

  • Investigate opportunities for connection and community building in health care workplaces.
  • Increase your awareness of structural and unconscious bias.
  • Support and consciously advance equity and inclusion in your workplace.
  • Build a culture of appreciation and inclusion
  • Distinguish among diversity, equity, and inclusion, and
  • Exhibit open-mindedness to provide healing care in diverse populations that are consistent with health care best practices.

Module 1 will also introduce:

  • Demographic shifts and changes in health care.
  • Identities and uniqueness.
  • Race, age, disabilities, religion and culture, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
  • Proper terminology.
  • Bias and Microaggressions.
  • Ways to ensure everyone is included, and
  • Ways to begin making a difference.

Activities Included:

Unit 1

Unit 2