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Mission & Vision


The mission of the Manning Price Spratlen Center for Anti-Racism & Equity in Nursing (MPS CARE in Nursing) is to dismantle systemic barriers for historically marginalized and underserved populations in order that they may thrive. As the nation’s first and only center dedicated to anti-racism in nursing, the Center is committed to training students, educators, medical providers, and community collaborators through  models of education and leadership rooted in social justice.



The MPS CARE in Nursing strives to foster belonging, equity, and agency in academic and scholarly activities by cultivating opportunities for collaboration, care, and community across the University campuses and nationwide. The Center aims to transform nursing by learning, unlearning and holding up a mirror of accountability and transparency that creates individuals and societies grounded in love, equity, and an anti-racist approach to care.



The work and practice of  the MPS CARE in Nursing is rooted in a Black feminist praxis built on the findings of a number of scholars including but not limited to Octavia Butler, Audre Lorde, Kimberle Crenshaw, adrienne maree brown, and Tema Okun.  Our core values are:


  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Love
  • Courageous Leadership
  • Equity
  • Collaboration
  • Community Action
  • Collective Liberation
  • Transformative Change
  • Compassion
  • Racial Justice
  • Transparency
  • Consent