Sixty-three percent of nurses have personally experienced racism in the workforce, and 56 percent of nurses say that “racism in the workplace has negatively impacted their professional well-being.” This research surveyed Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) nurses to understand how racism has affected their work experience. These findings are unfortunate but can also help us understand how to build more inclusive and belonging environments for nurses. The research found that BIPOC Nurses who feel supported in their organization lead to increased provider satisfaction and may result in improved healthcare outcomes for their patients.
In conclusion, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts should lead to increased belonging within the workforce, and these efforts should address the four areas of awareness, knowledge, skills, and process.
This poster was featured at the UMass Chan Medical School’s Diversity Summit on Oct. 11-12, 2023.