Entrenched White Supremacy in Nursing Education Administrative Structures.

Journal Article (Editorial)

The National League for Nursing, the American Nurses Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing each have published directives or position statements that support initiatives that would diversify faculty in nursing education; some initiatives very specifically address increasing diversity within nursing faculty leadership ranks. Despite support for these initiatives, there is a lack of faculty members of color in higher-level leadership positions in nursing academia. This article explores two questions that unfold contributing factors. Is the absence of faculty members of color due to historical exclusionary practices of institutional racism? Or is it due to components of internalized racism that may cause faculty members of color to devalue their own potential and ability to rise to leadership roles? Either answer helps explain how entrenched white supremacy continues to be a barrier to diversifying nursing academia. Are we strong enough to dismantle the obstacles to achieving diversity in nursing academic leadership?

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carter, BM; Alexander, GR

Published Date

  • February 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 14 - 18

PubMed ID

  • 33574166

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4535

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1891/crnr-d-20-00084


  • eng