The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing is pleased to announce the release of “Promoting Anti-Racism in Nursing Education in Canada”.
The purpose is to present the strategies recommended by the CASN Anti-Racism in Nursing Education Working Group for schools of nursing to (1) incorporate an anti-discriminatory pedagogy, (2) provide a culturally safe context for learning, and (3) educate students to actively challenge racism. It provides a review of background literature related to racism in nursing and diversity in the Canadian context, and an overview of the racism personally observed or experienced by the working group members. It concludes with recommended strategies for schools of nursing in Canada to address the racism being experienced by actual and potential students and build capacity among the next generation of nurses of all backgrounds to demonstrate anti-racism in their practice.
In 2022, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing struck an Anti-Racism in Nursing Education Working Group that included faculty members, students and individuals working in healthcare from across Canada. Members engaged in critical conversations and discussions that were essential and invaluable for development of the document, and we are grateful to them for sharing their experiences and expertise.