Original articlesHypervisible Nurses Effects of Circulating Ignorance and Knowledge on Acts of Whistleblowing in HealthPerron, Amélie PhD, RN; Rudge, Trudy PhD, RMHN, RN; Gagnon, Marilou PhD, RNAuthor Information Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Dr Perron); Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, Australia (Dr Rudge); and School of Nursing, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Dr Gagnon). Correspondence: Amélie Perron, PhD, RN, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa, 451 Smyth Rd, Ottawa, ON K1H 8M5, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org). Perron and Gagnon received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for this work. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Advances in Nursing Science: April/June 2020 - Volume 43 - Issue 2 - p 114-131 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000311 Buy Metrics Abstract Whistleblowing has been examined from various angles over the past 40 years, but not yet as a matter of epistemology. Whistleblowing can be understood as resulting from the improper transmission of critical knowledge in an organization (eg, knowledge about poor care or wrongdoing). Using the sociology of ignorance, we wish to rethink whistleblowing and the failures it brings to light. This article examines how nurses get caught in the strategic circulation of knowledge and ignorance, which can culminate in acts of whistleblowing. The sociology of ignorance helps understand how whistleblowing is borne out of the complex and strategic circulation of knowledge and ignorance that spells multiple and intersecting epistemic positions for nurses. In particular, various organizational blind spots position nurses as untrustworthy and illegitimate speakers in the “business” of the organization. Organizational failings therefore remain concealed while nurses become hypervisible, both as faulty care providers and as problematic information brokers. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.