Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Frontier Nursing University

The Frontier Nursing University (FNU) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aims to ensure students, faculty, and staff are provided with an environment that promotes DEI and encourages the success of all community members. The Office of DEI promotes educational equity that leads to health equity.  
The Office of DEI  encompasses an atmosphere built on FNU’s Culture of Caring. The Office of DEI solicits the equitable perspectives of students, faculty, and staff regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or identity, disability, and/or religion. In congruence with FNU, the mission of the Office of DEI is to support an inclusive climate in which faculty, staff, and students feel valued and are treated equitably.  

In 2021, the Anti-racism and Bias Reporting Council (ABAC) (derived from the Office of DEI) was created to mitigate bias, including racism at FNU.  The ABAC reports to the Director of DEI and includes diverse faculty and staff at FNU.  The ABAC wants to emphasize that reporting bias is not about consequences.  It is about providing a safe place to report bias and educating the FNU Community.  If you have experienced or witnessed bias, please report it using the following form. Our University can only improve if we are aware of the issues.  The DEI suggestion box is available to provide suggestions for improving DEI services at FNU.  We want to hear your voice!
The Office of DEI has created Special Interest Groups (SIGs)/Affinity Groups. These groups are open to all students. These groups are student-led with faculty advisors. 

FNU is a national leader in DEI and a four-time winner of the INSIGHT Into Diversity "Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award (2018-2021)..” FNU is a recipient of multiple Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grants. The HRSA Grants provide opportunities for FNU to recruit and retain underrepresented groups; offer support (e.g., scholarships, mentoring programs, selected tutoring and writing services, and coaching and counseling services); disseminate diversity, equity, and inclusion education and training, etc.  For more information about the HRSA Grant activities, contact the Office of DEI.  With the full implementation of the Office of DEI, FNU continues on the trajectory of increasing DEI in nursing. 


The Office of DEI is hosting the 14th Anniversary Diversity Impact Conference,  “Representation Matters: Breaking Down Contributing Factors of Health Inequities,” on July 18th-19th, 2024. The Diversity Impact Conference brings together renowned thought leaders and speakers to increase awareness of the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the healthcare workforce, particularly for those working in underserved and rural communities. The resources ascertained at the conference will be disseminated over time to provide DEI training for faculty, staff, and students.  For more information, contact the Office of DEI at the email address Diversity-Inclusion@frontier.edu or click on the drop-down on Get Involved, then Past Events.  To discover more about the Diversity Impact Program, click the graphic below. 


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