The National Nurses United (NNU) has filed a lawsuit against Northwestern University and the school’s nursing school over the school stripping the NNU’s name from the necklace worn by its senior nursing educator.
Nursing school Northwestern University released a statement in which it said that while the name of the nursing educator is not affiliated with NNUs, it did not think it appropriate to strip the name from its jewelry.
Nurses Union National President Nancy Northup released a letter to Northwestern president John Grogan in which she said, “Nurses are proud of the diverse and inclusive culture that we have fostered at Northwestern, and we have strong feelings about how the Northwestern decision to remove our name from their nursing education necklace is inconsistent with our core values and values of inclusion.”
“It is deeply disappointing that the Northwestern Nursing School is using the name NNUS as a badge of pride for their decision to discontinue the name ‘Nurse.’
We do not believe that this is a way to celebrate diversity and inclusion, and it is shameful that a school is using our name as a symbol of the school and its values,” she continued.
In the letter, Northup also expressed concerns over the way Northwestern’s name was used by other schools in the nursing industry.
“We have strong concerns about Northwestern’s use of the name and symbols of our union and other unions in this manner.
It is important that our union is respected and respected by all.
We urge Northwestern to reconsider their decision,” she wrote.
Northup also criticized Northwestern’s decision for being discriminatory against women.
“As a result of this decision, we have been informed that the NNs name will not be used in our association with the school,” she added.
The National Nursos Union is also suing Northwestern University over its decision to end the use of its name.
The union said the nursing schools decision to drop the NU’s union logo was a violation of its right to freedom of association.
In a letter, NNUR President Nancy Lozano said that Northwestern University is violating the First Amendment by using a name that is a symbol for the NNSU to promote its political agenda, including using the NNNU name in advertising.
“It will be our position that the use and sponsorship of the NRN logo by Northwestern, its employees, and its students violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the National Nursens Union, and the First amendment,” Lozaro wrote.
“As a public university, Northwestern University should not be promoting political agendas through its use of our name.
We believe that its use must end immediately and the use by any employer or political party should be prohibited.”