American Academy of Nursing Appoints Connie Nguyen-Truong to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Committee

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong
Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, appointed to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Committee of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

Dr. Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong’s has been appointed to the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Committee of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Dr. Nguyen-Truong, an esteemed Associate Professor within WSU’s College of Nursing, has been invited for the 2023 – 2025 term.

Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s appointment to the AAN EDI Committee is a testament to her unwavering commitment to advancing the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. As an academic leader, she has a distinguished track record of leading grant-funded community-based participatory research, community participatory action research, and community-engaged research and scholarship. Her work has consistently centered on empowering marginalized communities, particularly Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Micronesian, and Pacific Islanders, with a profound impact on issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and justice.

In addition to her role on the AAN EDI Committee, Dr. Nguyen-Truong has been recognized as an invited Community Engagement Advocate for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI). This prestigious role allows her to contribute to efforts aimed at advancing equity, justice, and opportunity for these communities. It’s important to note that this engagement reflects Dr. Nguyen-Truong’s dedication to fostering a more inclusive and equitable society. Her passion for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusivity aligns seamlessly with the values and mission of the WSU College of Nursing.

This appointment marks a significant achievement for the WSU College of Nursing and is a testament to the caliber of the nursing faculty and their dedication to making a positive impact on society and a source of pride for the entire WSU community. For more information about the WSU College of Nursing and its ongoing DEI initiatives, please visit our website at


About the Washington State University College of Nursing
The Washington State University College of Nursing is committed to advancing nursing education and practice while serving the health needs of our diverse and rapidly changing society. Our faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities through innovation, research, and community engagement. As an institution, we prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusivity in all our endeavors.

About the American Academy of Nursing
The American Academy of Nursing is an esteemed organization that serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. With a mission to improve health and achieve health equity, the Academy comprises more than 2,800 nursing leaders who are experts in practice, research, administration, and policy.