It is an unprecedented time to be entering the field of nursing, as our country grapples with George Floyd's murder, widespread protests, and the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this special episode, we hear from Andre' Bennett, a graduate from Lincoln University, who shares his outlook on what's happening in our country, the need for social justice, and how that relates to his interest in mental health nursing. He reiterates that nurses are advocates that can make meaningful change not only with COVID-19, but with the way the country is dealing with racism. Andre' also shares how COVID-19 is affecting new grads and scheduling for the NCLEX exam.
We are occasionally coordinating our coverage with the Amplify Nursing podcast and will release related episodes around the same time. Each of our shows will cover the same topic but from various perspectives to give a full view of the issue at hand. Amplify Nursing is produced by the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing and explores nurses leading the way in nursing science, policy, and innovation.
In their latest episode, Amplify Nursing speaks with Dr. Lisa Lewis, Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusivity at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. They discuss the influence the nursing profession could have to leverage the fight against racial inequity and what anti-racism might look like.
At the Core of Care highlights the consumer experience of patients, families, and communities and the creative efforts of nurses and other partners to better meet their health and healthcare needs through diversity, leadership, and practice innovation.
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