The University of Washington Creates the Center for Antiracism in Nursing

Recognizing that nurses play a central role in and hold major responsibility for the health of individuals and communities hit hard by historic racial inequity, the University of Washington School of Nursing is launching the Center for Antiracism in Nursing.

Among the areas the center will explore are:

  • Cultivating antiracist teaching practices, academic curriculum, and professional development
  • Promoting community-driven and partnered research
  • Supporting students from underrepresented and historically excluded groups
  • Applying antiracist principles to clinical practice, organizational operations, and health-related policy

The long-term vision for the center is for it to serve as a nationally recognized hub that transforms nursing training, practice, and research as well as influences health and public policy in ways that are guided by antiracism as a fundamental principle.

“There is much work to do to become antiracist, not just as a society, but as a school, a university, a profession, and a community. As the cornerstone for healthcare and advocates for the communities they serve, nurses are in the ideal position to do this work. The need to end racism is long overdue and nurses must do their part,” said Azita Emami, executive dean of the University of Washington School of Nursing.

Related Articles

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hello I am interested in your program and the possibility of establishing one within the nursing program that I am affiliated. Please send me contact information.

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Census Bureau Finds White Households Were Ten Times Wealthier Than Black Households in 2021

In 2021, White households represented 65.3 percent of all American homes, but owned 80 percent of all wealth. In comparison, Black households represented 13.6 percent of all households, but held only 4.7 percent of all wealth.

Bonita Brown Named Fourteenth Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

Earlier in her career, Dr. Brown served as an assistant attorney with Winston-Salem State University. On July 1, she will return to the historically Black university as its fourteenth chancellor.

Study Debunks Popular Theory that Incarceration Leads to Safer Communities for Black Americans

A new study from Boston University has challenged the assumption that incarceration leads to safer communities, finding higher rates of incarceration in Black communities results in higher gun violence in those same communities. This pattern was not found among White or Hispanic neighborhoods.

Jonathan Jefferson Appointed President of Roxbury Community College in Boston

Dr. Jefferson comes to his new role with more than three decades of professional experience. He has been serving  as chief academic officer and provost at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Featured Jobs