Arts Based Social Protest*

Image credit Jane Hopkins Walsh #BorderQuiltProject Twitter @_radicalnursing Instagram @janewalsh357 #D4CCQuiltProject   #DetentionIsDeadly   #FreeThemAll  #BorderQuiltProject Arts based inquiry has a historical grounding in nursing often linked to aesthetic ways of knowing, and to the centering of emancipatory, holistic, person-centered methods that include art as a way to uncover human stories (Archibald, Caine, & Scott,... Continue Reading →

May Day: RNs and Essential Workers Strike

Happy May Day! Workers from across the U.S. are striking this May Day to protest unsafe working conditions, lack of sick leave and hazard pay, and policies and procedures that put their lives at risk during the pandemic. RNs from unions and hospitals in 13 states and 139 hospitals are holding May Day actions, according... Continue Reading →

Radical Nurses Published in Ms. Magazine

Since moving to Maine from Louisiana, I was reminded of the disparities faced by members of the LGBTQ community in states where marriage was legal, or anti-discrimination protections were in place, and those where the community had no access to those rights. Similar restrictions deny people access to abortion care today based on zip code, stripping us of our rights to decide when and how to create family once again.

2020: the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, noting that Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people... Continue Reading →

Love and Resistance

Sometimes you read something you just have to share. I [jess] loved this piece when I first read it and wanted to share it with you, too. The article entitled "Love and resistance: Re‐inventing radical nurses in everyday struggles" appears in the current issue of the Journal for Clinical Nursing and can be accessed using... Continue Reading →

Bragging Rights

Y'all. We are tickled that we have been named a Top Blog of 2019 by We are positively delighted and in fabulous company. Thanks for your support and interest - together, we can do anything.

Nurse activists demanding accountability at the border

The Radical Nurses blog was included in the article titled, "This must end now: Nurses Mobilize to protest conditions at the border," by The piece outlines how nursing organizations and individual nurses have forcefully condemned family separations, overcrowding, and mistreatment at the border. The article identifies National Nurses United and the Public Health Nursing Section... Continue Reading →

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