SHSMD About banner

AONL Guiding Principles: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Toolkit

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Toolkit

Version 2 | February, 2024

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is steadfastly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) within the organization and the field of nursing leadership. We have intentionally woven this focus into every aspect of our AONL 2022–2024 strategic plan and will continue to fully integrate it into our strategic priorities moving forward. Though this work is challenging, it is the moral, professional and ethical responsibility of AONL and nurse leaders everywhere to proactively transform our approach to DEIB within our communities.

Phase two of the guiding principles companion toolkit incorporates feedback from AONL members and collaborative partners. This updated resource will assist nurse leaders in implementing the four main principles (role of leader, practice environments, partnerships and research and technology) with practical action steps. These recommended steps can be adapted for the nurse leader role, practice setting or based on where the system, hospital, unit or department is on its DEIB journey. We encourage you to provide feedback on the toolkit so that we ensure ongoing development of impactful resources.

Thank you for taking this journey with us and we hope that you will find these DEIB tools useful in your practice. We will continue to roll out additional resources as they become available. Please stay tuned.

Download Toolkit Now