ANA\California Launches Taskforce To Address Racism in Nursing
This is a guest article contributed to Nurse.org. It is co-authored by: Charlotte Gullap-Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, Kim Brown Sims, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, & Tasha Haley, BSN, RN.
As of June of 2020, the American Nurses Association\California (ANA\C) executive team decided to create a Taskforce of scholars that would collectively design an Anti-Racism toolkit for members in the nursing profession.
The first step towards making the toolkit is to conduct a pilot survey intended to collect data and begin the initial steps towards educating nurses in California about the systemic and institutionalized racism against Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC).
The ultimate goal is to establish a toolkit that will help identify and begin eradicating racism, injustice, inequity, inequality, and how to foster sustainable and equitable inclusion in the nursing profession and healthcare.
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