THE US COVID‐19 CRISIS: FACTS, SCIENCE AND SOLIDARITY, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN THE INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW (INR), THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF NURSES (ICN) JANUARY 2021 PAMELA F. CIPRIANO RN, PHD, NEA‐BC, FAAN KATIE BOSTON‐LEARY RN, PHD, MBA MHA, NEA‐BC KENDRA MCMILLAN RN, MPH CHERYL PETERSON RN, MSN
he United States leads the world in COVID‐19 cases and deaths. The government’s poorly coordinated response has lacked national mandates, failed to deploy adequate personal protective equipment, supplies and testing and devalued advice of science experts. COVID‐19 exposed racial disparities in health care and as protests against racial injustice erupted, nurses have responded to the call to confront racism as a public health crisis. Nurses also suffer from lack of personal protective equipment, burnout, extreme workloads, overwhelming deaths and fear of contracting COVID‐19.
KATIE BOSTON-LEARY: CREATING PARITY IN HEALTHCARE
June 19, 2020
An experienced chief nursing officer, holder of a PhD and other titles, Katie has accomplished much throughout her career. However, even with all these qualifications, she has not been exempt from the experience of discrimination in her professional career. In light of the recent protests, Katie tackles the hard questions surrounding racial injustice within the healthcare industry.
2020 BIPOC LEADERS YOU NEED TO KNOW - KATIE BOSTON-LEARY, PHD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
From the moment she entered an associate degree program, Katie Boston-Leary knew she wanted to be an OR nurse. Teamwork, competency, and comradery define the profession and those aspects loudly appealed to her. Along the path of her career, she was fortunate enough to have mentors and supervisors who saw her potential for leadership. Eventually she earned a CNO role where she saw first-hand the racial disparities in leadership positions. This motivated her to become a career coach and actively reach out to BIPOC nurses and create networking opportunities for them explore leadership roles.https://www.whitmanpartners.com/2020-bipoc-perioperative-leader-to-know-katie-boston-leary/