Relentless Inclusion

At the North Carolina Nurses Association, we are firmly committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion within our organization and in all that we do. We believe that embracing the principles of DEI strengthens our ability to create an inclusive environment for all nurses, successfully work as the voice of all nurses, and ultimately enhances our ability to provide exceptional nursing care and ensure the health and well-being of all people. Our commitment to DEI is fundamental to our mission and values and is reflected therein, but to be effective must be a lived commitment by all leaders and members of NCNA in all of the work that we do. As an organization, we pledge to relentlessly pursue and promote excellence rooted in inclusion of all.

Guiding Principles for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

  • Respect and value diverse perspectives and experiences.
  • Create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
  • Actively promote equity and fairness.
  • Ensure equal opportunities for participation and leadership.

Diversity in Nursing Leadership Fellowship

Applications are now closed.
For more information, visit the site here.


Racial Reckoning Statement from the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA)
Read NCNA's Racial Reckoning Statement here.

Relentlessly Pursuing Inclusion: An Open Letter From the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Board of Directors
Read the Open Letter on Relentless Inclusion here.

NC Nurses Association Releases Racial Reckoning Statement and Commits to Increased Inclusivity
Read the latest Relentless Inclusion News Release here.

Acknowledging NCNA’s Racist History

Read the three-part series by NCNA member Dr. Phoebe Pollitt, RN below.

Part I: 1902-1949

Part II: 1950-1981

Part III: 1980-Today, An Era of Racial Progress