Nursing House Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
As students of the UConn School of Nursing and residents of Nursing House, we pledge to work as students and clinicians according to the six principles of PRAXIS, including:
- Professionalism in behavior, presentation, and conduct
- Respect for others, richness, and diversity, and self
- Accountability for actions
We are here because we are all diverse and unique. Our profession is based on acceptance and inclusion of the differences of our colleagues and patients. Because respectful language and behavior should be hallmarks of nurses, making us the most ethically respected profession over the past two decades, we reject discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, creed, gender and sexual identity, (dis)ability, and nationality.
We pledge to hold ourselves and each other to the principles of inclusion and respect.