An interview with Dr. Rumay Alexander, Clinical Professor and director of the School of Nursing Office of Multicultural Affairs, was the cover story for the June 2012 issue of the Nurse Leader journal.
In the article, Dr. Alexander recounts lessons she learned from being a church choir director when she was only 12 years old and what led her to be a nurse. She also shares her definition of diversity: holding multiple perspectives without judgment. http://www.nurseleader.com/article/S1541-4612(12)00092-4/fulltext.
"Dr. Alexander’s efforts towards enhancing acceptance, civility, and inclusiveness in the academy, health care, and society is a commitment without end," said Dr. Kristen M. Swanson, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor. "So long as there are differences amongst people, ideas, opportunities, and resources there will be reasons for individual, institutional, and global discernment about courses of action that lead to the greater good. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Alexander is an invaluable contributor to our daily efforts to assure that past, current, and future faculty, staff, and students feel welcome in the School of Nursing."
Nurse Leader is the official bimonthly journal of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the national organization of nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. The journal provides the vision, skills, and tools needed by nurses currently in, or aspiring to, leadership positions.