Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) at the Yale School of Nursing (YSN) actively enhances diversity through evidence-based methods of recruitment, career development, and retention focused on faculty, staff, and our student body to better reflect our mission - better health for all people

To promote diversity, we endeavor to include and increase groups historically under-represented in one’s field, which in nursing includes under-represented racial/ethnic minorities such as African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Pacific Islanders. Other characteristics such as sexual orientation (LGBTQ), gender identity (non-cis or transgender), disability status, religion or spirituality, and financially and/or educationally disadvantaged (e.g., first-generation college) backgrounds or international country of origin also are relevant and enrich our community.  Additionally, men are also considered an under-represented group in nursing.

YSN has long been an innovator and leader in education, practice, and research. Faculty research covers a wide array of topics that encompass and address health disparities and well-being of underrepresented and vulnerable populations. ODEI directly contributes to YSN’s mission by guiding the school’s growth to increase and improve diversity, thereby creating an environment that is reflective of the communities that we serve and supports the overall mission of YSN.