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cultural humility, curriculum, diversity, equity, inclusion, nursing education



  1. Wright, Rebecca PhD, BSc (Hons)
  2. Baptiste, Diana-Lyn DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN
  3. Booth, Ashley MSN, RN
  4. Addison, Helena MSN, RN
  5. Abshire, Martha PhD, MS, RN
  6. Alvarez, Daisy MSN, RN
  7. Barrett, Megan BA, MLA
  8. Hansen, Bryan PhD, MSN, RN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC
  9. Jenkins, Emerald MSN, RN
  10. Scarborough, Sabrina BS
  11. Wright, Erin DNP, MS, RN, CNM, APHN-BC
  12. Davidson, Patricia M. PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN
  13. Ramsey, Gloria C. JD, RN, FNAP, FAAN


Background: Diversity, equity, and inclusion are increasingly recognized as core values for guiding nursing education, practice, and research. The conceptual framework of cultural humility has been adapted in a variety of health care settings, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through openness, supportive interaction, self-awareness, self-reflection, and critique.


Problem: Nurse educators have the opportunity, but may find it challenging, to teach students about the changing landscape of health care and the populations we serve.


Approach: This article describes the integration of the cultural humility framework into nursing curricula to teach principles of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We provide a practical example of a diversity panel, with student and panelist reflections, exploring the intersectionality of experiences in health care and integration of personal accounts and perspectives.


Conclusion: Dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential for preparing future nurses to deliver culturally competent care and promote health equity.