The Rebellious Nursing Mission Statement is up on the website!
We believe that Nursing is an inherently political profession and that all Nurses are rebellious.
The conference will be an opportunity to build community and solidarity, share skills and wisdom, find mentorship/peer support, and develop ongoing creative projects (such as compiling a biographical archive of rebellious nurses throughout history).
We seek to create a world where all people receive and have a say in competent, compassionate, and respectful care in their communities. As opposed to a world where nurses are divided by education and training, as well as structural forms of oppression that pervade society, such as racism and sexism, we seek to include all nurses in our organizing on equal footing, by confronting what divides us. As opposed to a world where a wall is placed between healthcare providers and patients and their friends and families, we envision a world where caregiving is a communal activity. As opposed to a world where access to care and education is determined by money, we seek a future where we all contribute according to our abilities, and everyone receives care according to their needs.
We seek to create networks of Nurses committed to addressing these issues and nurturing these projects. If you’re interested in working with us, we’d LOVE your input and ideas!