diversity impact conference

The annual Diversity Impact conference is hosted by the Diversity Impact Program (DIP) within the Diversity & Inclusion Office and is open to all nursing and healthcare professionals who want to become part of FNU's legacy of providing care to rural and underserved communities.  For nurses interested in making a difference in providing care to rural and underserved communities, this event will help jump-start nurses in preparing to enhance patient/provider care with diverse patient populations. 

The Diversity Impact event is free to all FNU students, Alumnus, Faculty and Staff.  Attendees will hear an inspiring lineup of speakers, and engage in a variety of ways with other students as well as FNU faculty and staff members. The Diversity Impact event opens the door for nurses to foster and strengthen collaborative discussions to address health disparities to improve minority health among underrepresented and marginalized groups. Students engage in cross-cultural and inter-cultural workshop activities, along with leadership strategies on current diversity healthcare trends as it relates to patient-provider care.


Click here for information on Diversity Impact 2020!

why attend di  

During the Diversity Impact weekend, nursing and healthcare professionals have the opportunity to:

  • Attend sessions hosted by nationally recognized nursing leaders and field experts
  • Participate in inclusive teambuilding exercises, and cultural awareness sessions 
  • Network with FNU students, faculty, and staff to strengthen collaborative discussions
  • Engage in nurse-leadership strategies and cross-cultural activities and muchmore!

Past di Events 

2019 |  2018   |  2017  |   2016   |   2015   |   2014   |   2013   |   2012   |   2011


“Something I'm taking away from Diversity Impact is that...I'm learning from nurses across the country who have seen different forms of diversity represented in their hospitals, and they are addressing the various needs that are peculiar to specific groups of people.”
- Jonathan Allotey
FNU Courier Intern