Original ArticlesPatterns of Knowing and Being in the COVIDicene An Epistemological and Ontological Reckoning for PosthumansBlaine Brown, Brandon MSN, RN-BC, CNL; Dillard-Wright, Jessica PhD, MA, CNM, RN; Hopkins-Walsh, Jane MSN, PNP-BC, RN; Littzen, Chloe O. R. PhD, RN, AE-C; Vo, Timothea BS, RN, CTN-B Author Information College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington (Blaine Brown); Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, Augusta University College of Nursing, Augusta, Georgia (Dr Dillard-Wright); Connell School of Nursing Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts (Hopkins-Walsh); College of Nursing, The University of Arizona, Tucson (Littzen); School of Nursing, The University of Portland, Olympia, Washington (Littzen); and School of Nursing, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Vo). Correspondence: Jane Hopkins-Walsh, MSN, PNP-BC, RN, Connell School of Nursing Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 ([email protected]). All writing endeavors are collective and accretional, building on the work of those who came before us. To this end, we owe a debt of gratitude to Barbara Carper and all scholars and artists whose work we cite here, including philosophers, nurses, activists, poets, artists, organizers, and theorists who came before us, whose work, often underrecognized, those who inspire us, and who we wish to amplify. We wish to acknowledge the Nursology Theory Collective for their ongoing support. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the love and support of our families as we strive to do just and meaningful work while staying balanced in a time of unprecedented political and pandemic-related chaos. The chaos has direct consequences for nursing practice and education, directly affecting the patients and communities we accompany. Finally, the authors acknowledge a commitment to nonhierarchical, fiercely noncompetitive collaborative scholarship with activism toward abolishing the competitive concept of first authorship in academia. This position is inspired and nourished by the philosophy of internet dance teacher Emilia Richeson's Pony Sweat Aerobics, an embodied noncompetitive approach to collective movement and dance. In this collective spirit of collaboration, we declare that there are no first authors and have listed coauthors alphabetically, a critique of the publication norms that reinforce competition, power structures, and constructed hierarchies in academia. We received no funding for the development of the manuscript beyond the compost for our collective rhizome we derive from working and thinking collaboratively. 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: January/March 2022 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 3-21 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000387 Buy Metrics Abstract The crucible of the COVIDicene distills critical issues for nursing knowledge as we navigate our dystopian present while unpacking our oppressive past and reimagining a radical future. Using Barbara Carper's patterns of knowing as a jumping-off point, the authors instigate provocations around traditional disciplinary theorizing for how to value, ground, develop, and position knowledge as nurses. The pandemic has presented nurses with opportunities to shift toward creating a more inclusive and just epistemology. Moving forward, we propose an unfettering of the patterns of knowing, centering emancipatory knowing, ultimately resulting in liberating the patterns from siloization, cocreating justice for praxis. © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.