The Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences is home to several departments and schools dedicated to health professions, including the School of Nursing. And, as a tipster recently informed us, it is also home to a robust program that is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In fact, DEI is “core to the mission and values” of the College of Health and Human Sciences.
Not to be outdone, the School of Nursing builds upon that mission by claiming, “Nursing stands at the intersectionality of healthcare and social justice” and that “systemic racism is still pervasive” in the profession.
To address these issues, the Purdue School of Nursing created a council for students, faculty/staff, and community members with the aims of “eliminating systemic racism and promoting DEI.” The school embeds this agenda into its curriculum, including an “emphasis” on DEI in courses that are traditionally among the fundamentals of undergraduate nursing education, such as:
- Essentials of Nursing Practice II
- Health Alterations in Adults I & II
- Pediatric Nursing
- Public Health Nursing
This emphasis carries over into graduate nursing courses like Clinical Application of Pharmacotherapeutics and Acute Illness: Pediatric Health Preceptorship. Are the actions of medications in the human body now a legitimate target of the woke mob?
The need for appropriately trained nurses in the healthcare industry is well documented. Depending on residency status, the cost of attendance to Purdue University ranges from almost $10,000 to more than $28,000 per year. Students who are paying these tuition rates to enter a much-needed profession deserve to receive an education that actually prepares them to advocate for patients, not for woke ideologies.
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