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Avila University's School of Nursing enjoys an outstanding reputation for preparing leaders in the field – the result of an innovative, 21st century curriculum.
Juneteenth Message from the School of Nursing
Dear Students, Parents, Families, Colleagues, and the Administration at Avila University:
The Faculty and Staff of Avila University School of Nursing stands in solidarity with the families of all who have had their lives and communities disrupted by the forces of racial bias and violent abuse. We are committed to advocating for the change our country needs today by being actively anti-racist and rooting out prejudice of any kind as we strive to make a better America in the future.
We stand with our Black students, their families and our Black colleagues. We know that you are exhausted and hurting, we know that these injustices are not new. We stand with all the allies and advocates who continue to fight to recognize and remedy these injustices.
The mission of the Avila School of Nursing is to prepare nurses to advocate for all people and recognize the value of caring. We embrace the values of Avila University to respect the worth, dignity and potential of every human being and to respect diversity and its expression. We recognize this cannot be done if we are also not actively fighting against racialized violence, racial injustice and systematic racism each and every day. We understand moving forward begins on the individual level and is more than just standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. We require a call to action.
The Avila University School of Nursing is committed to improving our school of nursing culture on a continual basis by:
- Reviewing our policies and our practices to ensure equitability.
- Encouraging, challenging and supporting our faculty andstaff to reflect on their own prejudice and bias.
- Engaging in professional development opportunities focusing on race equity and examine the systematic racism that continues to exist and reflecting/discussing ways to dismantle it.
- Encouraging Faculty/Student/Staff dialogue that focuses on inequity and individual/systematic racism.
- Encouraging Faculty/Students/Staff to voice issues during relevant clinicals, classes, committee meetings and strive to make positive changes within the Avila community.
Dr. Martin Luther King said, ‘Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.’
The School of Nursing Faculty and Staff