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Date: Asynchronous via Learn Dash April 2024- July 2025 Category

Credits Issued: 2.3

Location: Western University of Health Sciences, Learn Dash Platform

Cost: $50.00

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given for non-attendance due to asynchronous delivery.

Topic: Promoting a Climate of Multicultural Awareness through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DNPs Creating Justice in Nursing Education and Practice


Guest Panelists: 

Course Description:

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) offer a unique contribution to promote and foster a climate of multicultural awareness through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This course is specially designed for professional nurses who play a crucial role in promoting a climate of multicultural awareness through diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the healthcare system. As critical stakeholders in healthcare, nurses have the power to effect meaningful change and drive the advancement of DEI principles in both their practice and academic communities. Nurse leaders will facilitate engaging conversations throughout the program, focusing on developing essential interprofessional skills. Nurses will learn how to effectively address disparities and promote justice within academic and practice settings, contributing to a more inclusive and equitable healthcare environment. The course content is designed to provide professional nurses with a deep understanding of applying DEI principles in their daily practice, creating a more welcoming and supportive environment for patients from diverse backgrounds. This course will empower nurses to take on leadership roles and advocate for DEI-driven policies and practices within their healthcare organizations, championing inclusivity and equity to ensure fair and just treatment for all patients and healthcare professionals.


  1. Demonstrate the professional nurse’s ability to define and apply key terminology and frameworks related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and justice, driving social change within healthcare and educational settings.
  2. Analyze the impact of social identity on interpersonal interactions in educational and practical healthcare environments, with a focus on fostering inclusive and respectful patient-centered care.
  3. Evaluate the multifaceted relationships and challenges in cultivating multicultural awareness within the healthcare context, emphasizing the professional nurse’s responsibility in promoting cultural sensitivity and understanding among peers and patients.
  4. Appraise and implement effective leadership strategies that empower the professional nurse to advocate for and mobilize social resources promoting DEI initiatives in educational and practical nursing settings.
  5. Examine and apply communication strategies and practical skills essential for building networks that strengthen and empower DEI leaders, emphasizing how professional nurses actively contribute to and benefit from such networks to advance equitable and inclusive healthcare practices.

Educational Format: Panel discussion and lecture series with a recorded  Q&A period. This activity will be evaluated by each participant at the completion of the video series.

Target Audience: The activity content is oriented to address the educational & learning needs of professional nurses, practice partners, nursing faculty, student nurses, DNPs, and nursing leaders.

Continuing Education Statement: Western University of Health Sciences, College of Graduate Nursing, Pomona, CA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to provide continuing education for nurses (Provider Number CEP17868)). Registered nurses may report up to 2.3 credit hours toward the continuing education requirement for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses.

Disclosure: As an educational college approved by the BRN, WesternU requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest before the session. All disclosed relevant financial relationships will have been resolved before the commencement of the video series. Speakers:  Indicated they each have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interest. The CE planners have nothing to disclose. Course Directors Dr. Bethany Thrasher, Dr. Donna Emanuele, Robert Spano, and Irene Cruz indicated nothing to disclose.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please call the CME coordinator at (909) 469-5523 if you require special assistance or additional information regarding this activity.

Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for the advanced practice nurse who has completed their master’s degree in nursing. Our online distance education program is designed to meet the needs of the working professional.