Project
Nurse Educator Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow Program
Description
Increase faculty DEI capacity to engage in brave conversations. To empower faculty to teach from an equity lens. To give students the tools to become diversity citizens. To affect changes in the healthcare workforce.
Faculty Focus
Health Professions
Kentucky
Paula Alexander-Delpech
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Marilyn Lyons
Director of Institutional Assessment and Data
Evidence

The Fellow Program was grounded in the Change Theory of Nursing, developed by Kurt Lewin. The three stages of the theory are unfreeze, change, refreeze.

Goal

Increase faculty DEI capacity to engage in brave conversations. To empower faculty to teach from an equity lens. To give students the tools to become diversity citizens. To affect changes in the healthcare workforce.

Lessons Learned

Lessons learned during the project implementation include the importance of flexibility, the importance of transparency, and methods to develop trust. The project will be replicated and offered to FNU staff. Fellows will serve as mentors for the staff DEI Ambassadors program. The project fellows will work on publication and presentation at national conferences.