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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

A message from Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Veronica Carey, PhD

Fundamental to our endeavors at the College of Nursing and Health Professions, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion enrich our experiences in education, research and practice. We strive daily to be a college whose faculty, professional staff and students reflect the diversity and complexity of Philadelphia as well as the global community. CNHP aspires to be a place where our policies and practices ensure equitable treatment of and advancement for all and one that cultivates a culture where all members of the community are welcomed and feel respected, valued and included as agents in their own education and professional development.

To fulfill the mission of the College, to live our values of social justice and health equity and for everyone across our communities to be ceaseless advocates for health as a human right, we must ensure that the future care providers and health professionals we educate have a deep sense of racial disparities and what they can do to address them. The first step is to make certain that CNHP’s culture, classrooms, study areas and work environments are inclusive and places where all voices are heard, people are seen and lived experiences are honored.

Because health equity and innovation depend on many perspectives, CNHP is committed to seeking contributions from a diverse, dynamic student community.


Age range: 17-71, Median Age 24, CNHP first-generation students:117, Drexel first-generaton students: 912 (Students whose parents or guardians do not have a four-year college degree), CNHP international enrollment: 132, Drexel international enrollment: 3029, Countries represented at CHP as of fall 2023: 46

Source: Drexel University Institutional Research