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Nursing as a profession and discipline is poised to nurse the nation to move beyond the neutered conversations and polarization that has been manufactured to separate us.”

Monica McLemore, PHD, MPH, RN



Like blood in our veins, racism pervades healthcare.

It pushes some people’s pain, voices, and bodies aside. It distorts care and kills people faster, but it continues to be an invisible risk factor.

Too many continue to deny or look past this reality — that this system meant to heal is causing harm. But some fearless nurses are saying it’s time to get to work.

Address human suffering. Advocate for the voiceless. This is where nursing began.

But to heal, it will take everyone standing up and speaking out. Health justice, after all, is everybody’s work.


Nurses and patients of color are having a different experience in healthcare, in nursing school, and at the bedside than their white counterparts. Learn more about these issues and how to make a difference.

Biased nursing school cultures impede not only the academic success of nurses of color but also their well-being and psychological safety.

The values that nurses are meant to exemplify get lost in biased and discriminatory workplace cultures, threatening the integrity of the profession as we know it.

In the pursuit of racial healing, associations have had to reckon with their own pasts, uncovering contributions to nursing’s ills.


It takes all of our voices to make a difference. #StartYourShift

“My younger sister, she chose to be in hospice. My entire nursing career was so I can take care of my sister.”

Meet Theresa Pak, Inpatient Unit Director at @ucdavishealth and one of the fearless nurses in “Everybody’s Work.” From Seoul to the frontlines, Theresa’s journey as an immigrant shaped her calling to care — especially for her most important patient, her sister.

This AAPI Month, we celebrate Theresa and the experiences of Asian American nurses transforming healthcare. Watch our special #AAPI series, featuring extended footage from “Everybody’s Work” on our YouTube channel. #LinkinBio #EverybodysWork #AAPIheritagemonth #Nurse

For our fearless subject Sonya Frazier, president of the Oklahoma Indigenous Nurses Association, becoming a nurse was something of a familial calling.

Her mother, who was an LPN herself, paved the way for Sonya to assume the role not just of nurse, but as a healer.

Mothers come in various forms — by birth, by love, by choice. Today we honor all mother figures who nurture and guide us. At our bio link, watch our motherhood series, featuring extended clips from “Everybody’s Work.”

#MyShiftMatters #EverybodysWork #EverybodysWorkFilm

What an incredible day celebrating “Everybody’s Work”! Our fearless nurses, co-conspirators, film crew and community gathered at the Howard Theatre for the first-ever screening of the film. Stay tuned for more highlights from the event!

Interested in hosting your own screening of #EverybodysWork? Learn more at our bio link.

Nurses do more than just deliver care, says Dr. @mclemoremr, director of the Manning Price Spratlen Center for Anti-Racism and Equity in Nursing. They are champions of personal and community health, dedicated to serving everyone who seeks care.

It’s part of the shared values of nursing that she discusses in our upcoming film, “Everybody’s Work: Healing what hurts us all.” 

Want to get your community on board? Head to the link in our bio to learn how to host your own screening of “Everybody’s Work: Healing what hurts us all.” 🎥#MyShiftMatters #EverybodysWork #EverybodysWorkFilm #NursesWeek

Nurses of color have always been on the frontline of healthcare and social justice.

Yet despite their crucial contributions, they were told they “couldn’t intellectually handle” the profession they were already shaping. In this clip from “Everybody’s Work,” Katie Boston-Leary, Director of Nursing Programs at the American Nurses Association and Lucinda Canty, Associate Professor at Elaine Marieb College of Nursing, reflect on the nurses who made profound impacts in their communities, despite persistent challenges they encountered in healthcare.

As we kick off Nurses Month at SHIFT, we’re dedicating our celebration to the incredible nurses of color who have shaped, and continue to shape, the future of nursing. Join us in honoring their contributions and continuing the fight for health justice. #StartYourShift #EverybodysWork

Hokas might be our unofficial uniform, but what’s the true badge of a nurse? Just ask this group of fearless nurses from our upcoming film, “Everybody’s Work: Healing What Hurts us All.”

In workplaces, schools and organizations across the country, they’re standing up and fighting for health justice. We can’t wait to share their stories with you. Learn more at EverybodysWork.com

#MyShiftMatters #EverybodysWork #EverybodysWorkFilm

50% of human trafficking victims in a 2016 study encountered a healthcare professional during their exploitation. But many health professionals are unaware when those moments occur.

The signs are there, but recognizing them is the key. At our bio link, learn how nurses can spot the signs, sharpen their skills and make a difference.


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