What Does Diversity Mean?

  • Literally means “variety” and “differences”;
  • Hospitals have increasingly diverse patient, physician and staff populations;
  • Hospitals are challenged by the diverse cultural and language (C&L) barriers, now being addressed in new TJC standards.

NIN now has a diversity toolkit for the acculturation of the Filipino nurse (developed in collaboration with Health Care Corporation of America (HCCA) International). To access the toolkit contact Marissa Brown, Workforce and Clinical Services Director at diversitykit@nvha.net.