Improving public understanding of nursing.
Challenging inaccurate depictions of nursing in the media.
The Truth About Nursing denounces the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the many other persons of color who have died as a result of law enforcement abuses. We doubt we have much to add to this discussion, but we believe we should at least use our position as a nursing organization to oppose racism, which causes so much harm to our society's health. We understand that these abuses are just one result of an entrenched structure of racist policies and economic inequality. We also understand that, despite some progress, this structure still causes great disparities in health, education, employment, and standards of living for communities of color. And we know that Covid-19 has disproportionately affected those communities, as the many nurses caring for Covid-19 patients can attest. see more...
How can nurses become fierce patient advocates?
Our executive director Sandy Summers delivers the graduation speech at Widener University
Be part of the solution! Ask your nursing school, organization, journal or hospital to join The Coalition for Better Understanding of Nursing -- our new initiative to change how the world thinks about nursing. Learn more!
ON HOLD FOR NOW
Strategic Research Alliance
The University of Sheffield
in partnership with
The Royal College of Nursing
See Sandy Summers at a meeting of the Strategic Research Alliance, in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing, held at the University of Sheffield. Nursing professors are "organising a consensus development project from 2018-2023 and will conduct a new programme of research activity, supporting the development of nursing research evidence and nurse research capacity. Ultimately the work will seek to influence public policy and promote better outcomes for the population and the NHS (the UK's National Health Service) workforce."
In 2020 the Alliance is addressing five questions in UK nursing care, one of which is: "What are the best ways of informing and engaging the public about nursing?" Our founder and executive director, Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH, will be attending to present on this question and engage with a lay panel. The event will be held on May 12, 2020 in Sheffield, England. Press will be invited and we aim to have it livestreamed. See more information on the Strategic Research Alliance web pages.
Get involved in changing how people think about nursing! Can you adopt just one strategy on our extensive action plan to be part of the effort to transform public understanding of nursing?