Including racism in the nursing curricula

Recognizing that Racism is a Social Determinant of Health and Should be Included in Undergraduate Nursing Curricula in Ontario

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) in partnership with others, advocate for racism to be included in undergraduate and graduate curricula in Colleges and Universities in Ontario; 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that RNAO continue to collaborate with nursing associations such as Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA), Canadian Association Schools of Nursing (CASN), Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the regulatory body, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), and Deans of Nursing or Health Sciences to implement racism as a course in the undergraduate curricula to educate current and future nurses about the profound harms racism produces on its victims.

Dr. Angela Cooper Brathwaite and Dania Versailles on behalf of Black Nurses Leading Change Interest Group
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Last updated:
Sept. 25, 2023