Orginal ArticlesSupporting an Inclusive Environment Through Correct Name PronunciationNajjar, Rana PhD, RN, CPNP; Noone, Joanne PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN; Reifenstein, Karen PhD, RN Author Information Associate Professor (Dr Najjar), Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Monmouth; AB Youmans Spaulding Distinguished Professor and Interim Director (Dr Noone), Master's in Nursing Education Program, and Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Diversity (Dr Reifenstein), Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing, Portland. Correspondence: Dr Noone, 681 Liberty St, Ashland, OR 97520 ([email protected]). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citation appears in the printed text and is provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's website (www.nurseeducatoronline.com). Accepted for publication: July 20, 2022 Early Access: September 14, 2022 Cite this article as: Najjar R, Noone J, Reifenstein K. Supporting an inclusive environment through correct name pronunciation. Nurse Educ. 2022. doi:10.1097/NNE.0000000000001285 Nurse Educator: September 14, 2022 - Volume - Issue - 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001285 doi: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001285 Buy SDC PAP Metrics Abstract Background: The Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report recommends eliminating practices within nursing education that contribute to racism and discrimination. Problem: Name mispronunciation has been identified as a microaggression that can interfere with an inclusive learning environment and a sense of belonging. Approach: The faculty development approach used a TEDx talk of a story about personal naming, followed by a discussion on appropriate and inappropriate responses to name mispronunciation. Tools and strategies to promote correct name pronunciation were shared. Outcomes: Participants reported (1) the training and video were meaningful and impactful; (2) increased understanding that name mispronunciation may be considered a microaggression; and (3) increased awareness of their response to correct name pronunciation. Conclusions: A just and equitable learning environment free of discrimination is integral to achieving inclusion and belonging in nursing education. Correct name pronunciation tools and techniques can engender a sense of inclusion. © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.