There are a number of external resources within the global nursing community that promote the principles of diversity and inclusion. Please see below.

American Assembly for Men in Nursing

The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.

American Nurses Association (ANA) 

ANA’s commitment to diversity awareness is rooted in a desire to promote quality healthcare as a human right for all.

American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

AONE is the national organization of nurses who aspire to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership and to be the “One Voice Advancing Health.”
With more than 7,000 members, AONE is the voice of nursing leadership in health care. Please refer to their Guiding Principles for Diversity in Health Care document. 

Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc. (AAPINA)

AAPINA works to identify and support the health care needs of Asian Pacific Islanders (API) in the United States and globally, supporting AAPI nurses and nursing students around the world through research, practice, and education;  facilitating and promoting networking and collaborative partnerships; and influencing health policy through individual and community actions. 

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality

LGBT healthcare equality is our goal.

Policy, advocacy and education are our strategies.

Professional membership is our core strength.

Through the expertise of our members and in collaboration with other lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights and health organizations as well as with health associations and policy-makers at all levels, GLMA is a major force in the effort to ensure the health and well-being of LGBT individuals and families.

We at GLMA take great pride in the impact we’ve made over our 30+ year history—with the support of our members, our supporters and the community at-large—toward greater equality in healthcare. is the career and education resource for minority nursing professionals, students and faculty. It is also the largest dedicated diversity nursing jobs board in the United States.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association, Inc. (NANAINA)

NANAINA is a committed group of persons from every corner of the country, dedicated to the health and well-being of the American Indian and Alaska Native people.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Inc. (NAHN)

NAHN is committed to improving the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers and toward providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

The National Black Nurses Association, Inc. (NBNA) is a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American nurses throughout the United States.

The National Black Nurses Association’s mission is “to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.”

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)

NCEMNA is a national collaboration of ethnic minority nurse associations, which strives to be the unified body advocating for equity and justice in healthcare and to be a leading voice and driving force for ethnic minority populations.

National League for Nursing (NLN)

NLN’s mission is to promote equality by providing world-class training, education and employment access services, and by actively influencing the creation of a more inclusive society.

Philippine Nurses Association of America, Inc. (PNAA)

PNAA is an organization responsive to Filipino American nurses’ needs and a positive force in the world arena of nursing, which will uphold the professional image and welfare of its constituent members; promote professional excellence, and contribute to significant outcomes to healthcare and society.

Transcultural Nursing Society

The mission of TCNS is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well being for people worldwide.