CSHS Racial Equity Training Session 1: Understanding the History of Racism and Legacy that Impacts School Nursing Today
How does structural racism impact school nursing?
This course is part of a four CSHS meeting series discussing racial equity in Massachusetts schools. In this course, school health professionals will learn about the history and legacy of racism in the United States. The learners will gain a foundational understanding of structural racism and will be able to reflect on its impact on students today.
CSHS grantees, school health professionals interested in this learning
After completing all four sessions, learners will be able to:
- Apply gained knowledge and skills to recognize the things school nurses may do or not do in their practice that can cause harm to BIPOC students as well as things that may be helpful.
- Have the ability to recognize the impact of racism, structures, and institutions on students.
- Learn strategies and have resources to continue your personal journeys to becoming anti-racist practitioners and assume active roles in their schools/districts promoting racial and health equity for students.
After completing this first session, learners will be able to:
- Explain how historical biases and current structural systems impact BIPOC populations every day.
- Explain how the legacy of "Is Race Biological" has affected medicine and nursing practice.
- Describe how you can, in your school nursing practice, educate others to reverse misconceptions about race, biology and genetics
|Session and Speaker Introductions
|Part 1: Science and Medicine and Society
|Part 1: Discussion
|Part 2: Legacy of Race in Nursing and Medicine
|Part 2: Discussion
Any questions, please email BU SHIELD
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Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Boston University School of Medicine designates this live material 2.25 contact hours, none of which are eligible for pharmacology credit.
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