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Inclusive History - Untold Stories of Women of Color in Nursing; Part 2

  • 16 Jul 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual



Inclusive History - Untold Stories of Women of Color in Nursing; Part 2

Presented by

Edith A. Brous, BSN, MS, MPH, JD, RN; Law Offices of Edith Brous, Esq. PC; East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania


Nurses Week is scheduled to correspond with the birth of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) and we do this to honor her work in professionalizing and modernizing nursing. Her contribution to our profession is considerable; and it is right that we pay respect to her. But it is equally right that we put Nurse Nightingale in context so nurse’s week can celebrate all nurses, and not just the upper and middle class white women on which most nursing history focuses. This presentation will honor just a handful of women of color who accomplished remarkable things during Florence Nightingale’s lifetime.

Learner Objectives

  1. Explain how the professionalism of nursing effected women of color. 
  2. Describe color restrictions in health care.
  3. List actions nurses of color took to overcome barriers.


Ms. Brous is a Nurse Attorney in private practice concentrating in professional licensure representation and nursing advocacy. She has practiced in major litigation law firms representing nurses at all levels of practice, physicians, other health care professionals, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Edie is admitted to practice before the bars of the state courts of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the Southern and Eastern Districts of the New York Federal Courts and the United States Supreme Court. She is a member of many bar associations and nursing organizations and was the 2011 president of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Ms. Brous has an extensive clinical and managerial background in OR, Emergency and Critical Care Nursing. In addition to her law degree, she holds master’s degrees in Public Health and in Critical Care Nursing from Columbia University. She has been part time faculty at Columbia University, and has held adjunct faculty positions at several universities teaching legal aspects of nursing. Ms. Brous has lectured and published extensively on legal issues for nurses and co-authored the textbook Law and Ethics for Advanced Practice Nurses. She is the 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Advocate Award, the 2017 Outstanding Litigation Section Member Award, and the 2020 Outstanding Solo Practice Section Member Award from The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Registration Rates

  • TAANA Members: $0, free to members

  • Non-Members: $39
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CLE & Nursing CE

This event is approved for CLE with the Pennsylvania state bar for live or on-demand participation. This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing for live or on-demand participation. 


No refund due to cancellation. All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend in person.

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