Veteran nurse slams Virginia bill to force nurses into implicit bias training

A veteran nurse slammed the Virginia General Assembly’s latest bill that would force nurses across the commonwealth to receive implicit bias training in order to obtain and keep their medical licenses.

“The bill proposes that without the implicit bias training, that licenses will not be able to be renewed, and this is a little surprising in a time when we’ve heard much news about the lack of nurses and physicians available to take care of patients already,” Laura Morgan, a nurse and chief of staff of Do No Harm, said in a radio interview on WMAL’s O’Connor and Company.

Senate Bill 35 directs the Board of Medicine and the Board of Nursing to “require that persons licensed by the Board complete continuing learning activities on the topics of
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