Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists embraces the rich diversity of patients, the nurse anesthesia profession, and communities to achieve new standards of excellence in anesthesia care, education, and research through the organization’s strategic initiatives.

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion grounded in cultural awareness, sensitivity, and humility to respect everyone’s knowledge, experience, values, ideas, attitudes, and skills. Cultural awareness, competency and humility are core in the delivery of high-quality, patient- centered care that meets the unique needs of each patient.

Providing holistic, culturally personalized healthcare has been shown to improve individual health, engagement, and satisfaction with care to reduce health disparities and build healthy communities. As a leader of the healthcare team, the nurse anesthetist engages in lifelong learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement initiatives to address the unique needs of patients and communities.

Nurse anesthetists provide excellent care by advocating for cultural awareness and humility, promoting civility and equity, as well as eliminating health disparities to enhance health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.