AACN/ABCN Statement on Racial Justice

Dear Colleagues,

AACN/ABCN leadership has taken some time to engage in thoughtful reflection regarding the recent events that have highlighted longstanding racial and cultural disparities. We are saddened and humbly recognize the inadequacy of words alone. Although we wish it were otherwise, we acknowledge our own complacency and complicity in the failings of our country. Yet, we cannot allow shame or fear to keep us from committing ourselves to bettering society, ourselves, and the institutions we support. So, with humility, we stand alongside our black and brown colleagues, patients, and neighbors in solidarity.

For our part, the biased and marginalizing system of