August 12, 2021
Looking in the Mirror, Not Through the Window
Exploring the Impact of Minority Nurses
In nursing school, most of us recall learning about Florence Nightingale, known as the "Lady with the Lamp," and all of her efforts to improve sanitation, healthcare reform through education, and advance the nursing profession.
She was British, from an affluent family, had access to nursing education, and quickly succeeded in her nursing career. While her legacy and impact are to be admired, for minority nurses, Florence Nightingale only serves as a window- allowing minority nurses and students to see out but not see themselves.