Black nurse scientists and the undeniable role of historically Black colleges and universities.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism highlighted health inequities that have existed for decades among Black communities. Nurses are positioned to address these health inequities through innovative ideas and research. More specifically, Black nurses, because of their shared lived experience, understand sociostructural factors underpinning health inequities and how to best engage with Black communities. However, only 8% of Black nurses make up the overall nursing workforce and far fewer are nurse scientists. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) can offer critically important options for success in addressing the dearth of Black nurse scientists working across sectors and contributing to rich academic milieu, informing innovative national policy, and creating impactful practice. We discuss challenges and strategies to promoting research careers at HBCUs to attract Black nurse scientists as the next leaders in health inequities research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aycock, DM; Alexander, KA; Cothran, FA; Randolph, SD; Young, HM; Harden, JT

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 70 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 119 - 126

PubMed ID

  • 34627614

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8493480

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1528-3968

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.07.001


  • eng