Value Statement of Inclusion

The value statement of inclusion is part of the School of Nursing's larger Mission Statement. "Duquesne University School of Nursing creates an environment that values a culture of inclusion and openness for faculty, staff, students and community partners in pursuit of teaching/learning, scholarship, research and services, locally and globally."

As part of this value statement, the Duquesne University support equity through our equity access program that seeks to educate nurses and other healthcare providers about some of the specialized knowledge and skills we need to provide high quality care for individuals with disabilities.

equity access programs


  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is a professional organization for registered professional nurses and student nurses (male and female) representing many cultures and diverse ethic backgrounds. More then 8,000 Registered Nurses and Student Nurses hold memberships.
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) - Western PA Chapter NAHN is committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote and advocate the educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. The Western Pennsylvania chapter is committed to the communities in Western Pennsylvania and the surround areas.
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF) NCF's Mission is to uniquely transform the nursing profession through biblically grounded communities, effective faith sharing, as well as comprehensive resources that support integrated whole-person care for and by the nurse.
  • Additional Student Organizations on Campus Consider joining one or more of our 250+ recognized student organizations is an excellent way to connect with thousands of students, create new experiences, and discover lasting friendships at Duquesne.
Office of Military and Veteran Students The Office for Military and Veteran Students understand the unique needs of our active duty, reserve, guard and veteran students.
  • The Center for Excellence in Diversity and Student Inclusion helps by providing support services and opportunities for learning. The Center coordinates community-wide events and programs to celebrate, acknowledge campus leaders and raise awareness about critical issues.
  • The Center for Global Engagement handles international admissions, international student services, English language support and study abroad opportunities.
  • Disability Services will help with accommodations or services to meet student's challenges needs.
  • Discrimination & Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) Duquesne University is dedicated to providing an educational environment that supports our Catholic, Spiritan mission and values. This includes a profound respect for the dignity of each person, and a commitment to preserve and protect the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of all members of the campus community.
  • Global English Institute (ESL) provides comprehensive English language education and supportive services for international student joining the Duquesne University community.
  • Spiritan Campus Ministry seeks to welcome all Duquesne community members, regardless of your denomination or faith tradition.
equity access programs
  • DACA and Undocumented Students Guidebook DACA recipients and other undocumented immigrants are understandably scared about what's to come, but the Constitution grants all residents of America specific rights regardless of their immigration status.
  • Lambda (Gender Sexuality Alliance) Through education and support, Lambda works to build a community of tolerance and acceptance in dealing with LGBTQIA+ issues.
  • Minorities in Nursing Guide Learn how minority nurses can overcome barriers and find out what's being done to improve diversity in both nursing education and the workplace.

Meet our nurses

We understand the need for representation, so we invite you to meet a few of our alumni, students and staff.

Khaliah Fisher-Grace in front of the Capitol Building

Khaliah Fisher-Grace, PhD, RN, CPHQ, PCCN-K

2021 PhD in Nursing graduate, and current System Director of Policy at University Hospitals.

John David following the white coat ceremony

John David

Current Second Degree BSN student with an expected graduation date of August 2023.

Dr. Torrie Snyder

Torrie Snyder, PhD, RN

AACN-Elevating Leaders in Academic Nursing Fellow and Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Programs Chair.

Close up of Charisse Skinner

Charisse Skinner, MSN, RN

2014 BSN graduate, and Associate Director of Health Care Informatics with a government contract group.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The School of Nursing Diversity and Inclusion Committee is committed to increasing diversity and promoting inclusion among faculty, students and staff through programming and activities. We encourage students, faculty and staff to participate and to provide feedback and ideas for future programming and activities.