July 4th – It’s Complicated

The complicated meanings of the July 4th holiday have been glaringly obvious for Black Americans for a couple of hundred years, but hidden and ignored for the most part by white Americans. The holiday is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which declared the 13 original British … Continue reading July 4th – It’s Complicated

A Pinay’s Reflection

Contributor: Ashley M. Ruiz PhD, RN  First off, I’m entitling this post “A Pinay’s Reflection”.  In submitting this piece I’ve been intentional in whether or not to explain this title to a dominantly white audience.  On the one hand, not explaining the title, and specifically the term “Pinay” may be a missed opportunity that leaves the … Continue reading A Pinay’s Reflection

Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

An important question about the Nursology.net website is growing in importance - "what about nursing knowledge developed by nurses of color?" The time has come for this to change - a change that begins with visibility and voices of nurses of color. The "Overdue Reckoning on Racism in Nursing" project has nurtured this movement and … Continue reading Nurses of Color Address Racism in Nursing

Decolonizing Nursing Education

From the September 23rd Panel Q&A Q. Do you have recommendations for decolonizing nursing education given the fact that nursing faculty are predominantly white? I find that our arguments about being “gatekeepers” for the profession are inherently racist but I also find that challenging those arguments is met with a lot of resistance. Bukola Salami … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing Education

Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How?

On September 23, 2021, Nursology.net and the Center for Nursing Philosophy sponsored a powerful panel presentation focused on the topic "Decolonizing Nursing." Seven nurse scholars of color shared their perspectives and their current work to bring the perspectives of people of color to the center, to empower anti-racist thought and action, and to activate real … Continue reading Decolonizing Nursing: What? Why? How?