Alumna named CDIO at Frontier

Geraldine Young working to ensure cultural diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of nursing education to addresses health disparities and inequalities

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University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing alumnus Geraldine Young, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, FAANP, has been appointed as new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) at Frontier University. Young earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the UAB School of Nursing in 2010.

Young, whose nursing career spans more than 20 years, is a National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Facilities (NONPF) Leadership Fellow and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). She is also a member of the American Association Colleges of Nursing Essentials Task Force and is a content expert for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Young’s work with the Essentials Task Force highlights her efforts to ensure cultural diversity and inclusion are a fundamental part of nursing education that addresses health disparities and inequalities that exist in our country. She has helped improve outcomes of underserved and minority populations with diabetes by delivering effective models of clinical practice with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

“It is truly and honor and pleasure to be selected as the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Frontier Nursing University,” Young said. “I, along with my colleagues, look forward to transforming Frontier Nursing University to the next level by continuing to strengthen an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, and equity and promotes the success of all community members.”

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