Committing to health equity and inclusion in Nursing and Nursing Education
Apr 07, 2021
Barbara Peterson, Clinical Assoc Prof. UMN Nursing
Committing to health equity and inclusion in Nursing and Nursing Education

Barbara Peterson, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity, University of Minnesota School of Nursing

Barbara Peterson is Clincial Associate Professor with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and is the Specialty Coordinator of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Doctor of Nursing Practice (PMHDNP) program. Dr. Peterson is Director of Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity for the School of Nursing and combines her clinical, academic and personal commitment to increasing health and wellness for all people, creating equitable and inclusive spaces for service and learning, and providing holistic mental health care to underrepresented populations. In her 23-year career as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, she has practice in multiple care settings, mostly serving at-risk, highly vulnerable children and families.

The events of 2020 highlighted inequities and racial disparities in healthcare and in nursing. The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is committed to courageous transformational steps toward becoming more inclusive, equitable and diverse. Leaders in the school recognized that leading a school toward anti-racism requires a cominbation of reflection, commitment and action. 

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