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Nurses can listen to podcasts about 'racism,' 'health equity' to earn credit hours: American Nurses Association
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Nurses can listen to podcasts about 'racism,' 'health equity' to earn credit hours: American Nurses Association

Nurses can earn free credit hours by listening to a bundle of podcasts about "racism," "health equity," and "activism" promoted by the American Nurses Association, the Daily Caller News Foundation was the first report Tuesday.

A Tuesday X post from the ANA encourages nurses to listen to its "curated podcast bundles" that each offer free continuing nursing education credits.

"This holiday season, give yourself the gift of up to 28 complimentary #CNE credits with SEVEN exciting #SeeYouNow #podcast bundles (worth four contact hours each). Explore our bundles and register for one or all at no cost!" the ANA's post stated.

The recently promoted package includes a number of episodes from the "See You Now" podcast, created by Johnson & Johnson and the ANA. The latest bundle includes episodes covering "Nurses Inspiring Nurses," "Advocacy to Activism," "Rooting Out Racism in Health Care," "Primary Care Access," "Focus on Health Equity," "Focus on Mental Health," and "Technology and Data-Driven Care."

The ANA's "Rooting Out Racism in Heath Care" bundle includes stories from "innovative nurses … describ[ing] how they are taking action by creating and implementing strategies to address racism in health care."

"You will be exposed to how you can help make health care equitable, inclusive, and safe for all individuals," the podcast's description states.

One of the bundle's episodes states that the health care industry's workforce is "far from diverse, representative of our population, or a reflection of our communities and the people we care for."

"And that is problematic. This representation pipeline problem takes root early on in our educational settings," the episode description adds.

Nurses who listen to the podcasts will learn how to "address racism in health care" and achieve a greater "awareness of how equity, diversity, and inclusion can positively impact patient outcomes."

The "Advocacy to Activism" bundle features the podcast episodes "A Vote for Moms' Health" and "Ready to Vote?" It also includes "Planetary Health Healers," an episode on "the impact of climate change on people's health and livelihoods, as well as its disruption to the ability of our health care systems to respond."

Listeners will learn how to "identify relevant components related to health equity," "explore current strategies in place to address healthcare inequities," and "examine various methods to engage in advocacy and activism."

A separate podcast bundle offered by the organization teaches nurses about "Affirming Care," the DCNF reported.

"We take a close up look at how the COVID-19 pandemic exposed disparities in access to care that landed far more heavily on vulnerable communities. This is especially true for the Transgender community which has been uniquely affected by the pandemic in terms of access to gender-affirming care," the episode description reads.

According to the ANA, "racism is a substantial problem with the profession," the organization posted on X Tuesday. "Survey reveals that nearly half of nurses witness a lot of racism in nursing, with 63% personally experiencing it."

Do No Harm program manager Laura Morgan told the DCNF, "Here we are with more of the same propaganda from the ANA, but this time they are the beneficiaries of funding from a major health care corporation."

"'See You Now' is touted as an 'innovation podcast,' but what is innovative about pushing politicized ideologies? The ANA uses the podcast to continue peddling its self-flagellating Racial Reckoning Statement, in which they say their actions 'have caused harm and perpetuated systemic racism,'" Morgan stated.

"The ANA is free to say what it wants to about itself, but count me out of its attempts to impose this nonsense onto the rest of the profession," Morgan continued. "While it began with a valid call for ideas from nurses to address complex issues that affect health care, 'See You Now' soon deteriorated into a celebration of 'the latest thing' in the social justice arena. There is no professional development value to this podcast."

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Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway

Candace Hathaway is a staff writer for Blaze News.
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