Anti-Black racism and discrimination in nursing: The power of mentorship in nursing education

This webinar in the Let’s Talk about Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination in Nursing series was held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021.

Topic: The power of mentorship in nursing education


  • explore the value, benefits and outcomes of mentorship opportunities for Black nursing students in academic settings;
  • review strategies for establishing goals, expectations and boundaries in a mentor/mentee relationship;
  • identify enablers and barriers to Black nursing students’ access to mentors;
  • examine how mentorship experiences for Black nursing students are impacted by the diversity of the faculty and student population; and
  • promote dialogue to help shape RNAO's mentorship initiative for Black nurses and nursing students.


  • Dr. Bukola Salami, RN, MN, PhD, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
  • Ola Thomas Obewu, 3rd year BScN Student at York University, RNAO Black Nurses Task Force Panelist

The webinar can be watched here. RNAO's slides can be found here

View information about all webinars in the series here.