1. Brown-DeVeaux, Dewi DNP, BS, RN
  2. Jean-Louis, Kimberly DNP, RN
  3. Glassman, Kimberly PhD, RN
  4. Kunisch, Judith MBA, RN


Healthcare organizations must be intentional and purposeful in creating diversity programs. A nursing leader mentorship program for racial and ethnic minority nurse managers was introduced at a large academic medical center to meet this need. The program design was based on the successful Leadership Institute for Black Nurses, first conducted at a university school of nursing. The participants in the 4-month program were 16 nurse managers from 2 city hospitals and their mentors.