This Black History Month, we hope you will check out the stories shared by the Nurses You Should Know project!
Join us in raising awareness of the contributions made by nurses of color, including:
Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth: celebrated for their abolition efforts, did you know they also cared for Black soldiers during the civil war?
Mary Eliza Mahoney: the first Black nurse to receive a registered nursing license in 1879
Jesse Sleet Scales: the first Black public health nurse
Vernice Ferguson: nurse educator, leader, advocate, and legend
And so many more! Inclusivity in nursing and nursing education matters. Read about the far-reaching impacts these nurses of color had and continue to have today.