Nurse Onboarding and Professional Development: Assessing and Addressing DEI

Nurse Professional Development
Professional Development

About This Webinar

Influencing new nurses with a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is crucial at the onset of their training. By recognizing the importance of DEI, health care organizations are taking proactive steps to ensure that new nurses receive the necessary education and exposure to these principles and why this is critical to improve patient safety.

This webinar reviews priorities and expectations set forth by CMS to implement DEI practices in every aspect of the health care team. An interactive panel of health care professionals highlights opportunities to address DEI in nurse onboarding and ongoing professional development, including best practices from one health system actively incorporating DEI today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insight into CMS changes to IPPS, what CMS is requiring for DEI
  • Discuss the importance of DEI in the workforce related to patient safety
  • Describe three onboarding strategies that impact patient safety and quality outcomes
  • Discuss key principles in establishing foundations of psychological and physical safety day one of onboarding


Felicia Sadler, MJ, BSN, RN, CPHQ, LSSBB

Vice President, Quality, Relias

Lora Sparkman, MHA, RN, BSN

VP, Partner, Clinical Solutions, Patient Safety and Quality, Relias

Marta DeVolt, MN, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-OB

Sr. Program Manager, Providence Health Nursing Institute Clinical Academy

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