National Nurses Week honors nurses for the work they do, and educates the public about nurses’ commitment to protecting, promoting, and improving health care for all.
UCSF School of Nursing Diversity in Action Committee — DIVA
Since its inception in 1994, the Diversity in Action Committee (DIVA) has been the leading force promoting diversity efforts in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing and is recognized as a leader in this arena across the UCSF campus and beyond. DIVA is a grassroots committee comprised of faculty, staff and students in the SON who have come together as volunteers to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
The mission of DIVA is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful community for students, faculty, and staff in the School of Nursing. DIVA embraces the “big umbrella” of diversity to include human diversity in its many forms: gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic status, age, and spiritual and political beliefs, among others. To this end, DIVA focuses on addressing issues related to bias, stereotyping, prejudicial attitudes, and exclusionary practices in order to create a welcoming environment with a particular focus on underrepresented faculty, students, and staff.
Explore DIVA and many programs supportive of nursing on the Diversity Hub.