College of Nursing to host lecture on health inequities, March 16 

Barbara Nichols, DNSc (hon), MS, RN, FAAN, executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Nursing, will be the College of Nursing’s Spring 2021 Health Inequities Speaker.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, March 16, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Nichols is leader in the American nursing industry. She was the first Black president of the American Nurses Association and the Wisconsin Nurses Association. Her professional career spans four decades in leadership and policymaking positions in professional associations and related health organizations. Throughout her career, Nichols has been a solid champion for the need to value diversity in all its forms and a leading advocate for ethnic minority inclusion in all aspects of the health professions.  

In this session, Nichols will discuss racism, diversity, stereotypes, unconscious bias and social justice. She will identify diversity issues in nursing and health care and explore pathways to action.  

Students, faculty, staff and Marquette community membercan register online 

This event is sponsored by the College of Nursing Equity and Inclusion Committee, Project BEYOND-2 and Student Services.