School of Nursing students program Diversity Month events

Topics ranging from intercultural competency to climate change and social justice will be part of the School of Nursing’s Diversity Month activities ending March 1.

Each activity consists of student-developed programming about different cultures and health challenges. They are presented by diversity-based student organizations as a means of creating dialogue and expanding awareness. Diversity Month is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Black Student Nurses Affinity Group and VUSN’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion office.

All programs are from 11 a.m.¬–noon on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Programming includes:
“Intercultural Competency and Navigating Difficult Conversations”
Presented by: Hispanic/Latinx Student Nurses Affinity Group
Facilitated by: Antonella Valdivia, Assistant Director for Vanderbilt Student Center for Social Justice and Identity
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
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“Social Determinants of Health and Older Adults in Middle Tennessee”
Presented by: Geriatric Student Interest Group
Facilitated by: Vickie W. Harris, MBA, Founder & CEO of Community Connexor
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Monday, February 14, 2022
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“Climate Change and Social Justice”
Presented by: Global Health and Environmental Justice Club
Facilitated by: Carol Ziegler, APRN, DNP, NP-C, APHN-BC, Professor of Nursing
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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“Experiences and Lessons Learned from a U.S. Army Nurse Who Has Served City Government to the White House”
Presented by: Military & Veterans Students Affinity Group
Facilitated by: Col. (retired) Mary Lambert, DNP, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing
Monday, February 21, 2022
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“The Health of People of Asian Descent in the U.S. from a Sociological Perspective”
Presented by: Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Affinity Group
Facilitated by: Darwin A. Baluran, MA, PhD Candidate, Sociology
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
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“Journey and Experiences in Academic Publishing and Presenting as a WOC”
Presented by: DNP Student Diversity Affinity Group
Facilitated by: Tamika Hudson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Monday, February 28, 2022
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“Good Medicine”
Presented by: American Association Men in Nursing Affinity Group
Facilitated by: Ryan Matthew “Matt” Niswander, NP-C, Niswander Family Medicine
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
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Previous presentations were sponsored by VUSNPride, the Black Student Nurses Affinity Group, and the Hispanic/Latinx Student Nurses Affinity Group. Topics were “Prescribing PrEP in Primary Care,”  “More Than Checking a Box: Resources and Strategies to Support Academic Success Among Black Students,” and “Intercultural Competency and Navigating Difficult Conversations.”