Original articlesWe Have Never Been Nurses Nursing in the Anthropocene, Undoing the CapitaloceneDillard-Wright, Jessica MA, MSN, RN, CNM; Walsh, Jane Hopkins MSN, PNP-BC, RN; Brown, Brandon Blaine MSN, RN-BC, CNL Author Information College of Nursing, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia (Ms Dillard-Wright); Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Ms Hopkins Walsh); and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, The University of Vermont, Burlington (Mr Brown). Correspondence: Jessica Dillard-Wright, MA, MSN, RN, CNM, College of Nursing, Augusta University, 987 St Sebastian Way, Augusta, GA 30912 ([email protected]). Jane and Jessica acknowledge the support of Jonas philanthropies: Jane is a Jonas-Blaustein Scholar, cohort VI; Jessica is a Jonas Scholar, cohort V. The authors also thank their readers, Chelsey Lemons, Kim Barker, Darla Linville, Molly Quinn, Devi Dillard-Wright, and Em Rabelais for their insights, suggestions, and encouragement. The authors also acknowledge the tentacular connections that link them together, with their families and each other. This provides the compost that nourishes their rhizome. 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 132-146 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000313 Buy Metrics Abstract As nurses on this pale blue dot, the impending climate crisis requires us to engage with our world and communities differently if we hope to ensure our planetary survival, human and non. Imagining the next 50 years of nursing theory, we advance a posthuman critique of the discipline. In this article, we lay out a posthumanist critique of nursing. We urge nurses to critically engage with the realities that shape our present and future on a deteriorating planet, decentering the primacy of humans as we engage with the world all around and assemble posthuman tools for our analyses. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.