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NMC’s Nursing Leadership Takes Pledge on Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity

NMC’s Clinical Practice Governance Leadership Council has committed to a position statement from the Organization of Nurse Leaders as a first step in committing to continue to learn about diversity, equity, inclusivity and bias.

The pledge states:

“As a nurse, I pledge to:

  • Actively listen to learn
  • Champion strategies that advance equity
  • See, hear, and accept people from every race and culture
  • Promote the practice of self-assessment for unconscious biases
  • Examine my practice and consider methods I can employ to stop contributing to systemic racism
  • Be anti-racist, and stand with and stand up for, those with racially and culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusivity
  • Increase diversity within my sphere of influence
  • Advocate for anti-racist training in formal education
  • Hold myself and others accountable to committing to reforms and action
  • Pursue social justice by listening and engaging in dialogue with others, even when it is uncomfortable
  • Support legislative efforts aimed at eliminating racism and discrimination, and supporting basic human rights
  • Educate myself about systemic injustice, and then use my trusted voice to influence and educate others”

Read more in this PDF.