Chapter 3: The Invisibility of Black Nurses

Key Takeaways

  • The dominance of the Lady with the Lamp throughout nursing history books is a result of systemic racism and the power of white supremacy.
  • Pioneering nurses who have been made invisible include Mary Seacole, Marisse Scott, Rufaida Al-Aslamia, Agnes Chan, and Edith Monture.
  • We all need to make the important contributions of nurses and nurse leaders from racialized groups visible.
  • Modern-day nurse leaders include Dr. Bukola Salami, Dr. Angela Cooper Brathwaite, Ovie Onagbeboma, Geoffrey Maina, Annette Bailey, Maher El Dionne Sinclair, and Josephine Wong.

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