Fostering Equity, Diversity, and Cultures of Inclusiveness Through Curricular Development Academic Article uri icon

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    Developing, supporting, and evaluating initiatives that foster equity, diversity, and a culture of inclusiveness (EDI) within nursing programs are important to effect change that will improve the impact, relevance, and effectiveness of how historically marginalized populations are represented by and within the nursing profession.


    The curriculum was identified as a key factor in effecting change within the school of nursing at a university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. An EDI Curriculum Project sought to evaluate course syllabi to identify areas where courses could align with EDI initiatives within the school and the university more broadly.


    An EDI rubric was developed to assess syllabi using a standardized approach along five criteria.


    The rubric can be adapted to align with the EDI initiatives being undertaken within institutions that seek to bring about transformational change in the nursing profession and society more broadly. [J Nurs Educ. 2021;60(11):614-617.].

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  • November 2021