DEI consultant gets most of nursing school’s ‘racial healing’ grant

Nurse: $25,000 could be better used to teach health care management, leadership

Most of a state “racial healing” grant will be spent on a “diversity, equity, and inclusion” consultant for Elmhurst University’s nursing school, according to documents shared with The College Fix.

The Healing Illinois grant comes from the Illinois Department of Human Services and YWCA Northwestern Illinois, according to the grant acceptance letter. The goal is to fund projects supporting “racial healing” and “racial equity.”

As The Fix previously reported, the Illinois government plans to spend up to $4.5 million on “anti-racism” and “racial healing” grants like the one to Elmhurst. The university received $25,000 through the program in March to “ensure its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum fully integrates diversity, equity and inclusion concepts.”

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