Marcia Lowe, MSN, RN-BC, advanced nursing coordinator at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL, knows the importance of serving as a mentor to other nurses. Lowe has been a nurse for 30 years and is currently working toward her PhD at the UAB School of Nursing in Birmingham, AL. Here she shares her career path and advice for other nurses – including why she feels it’s important for nurses to be lifelong learners.
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2013-05-31 16:47
If your outlook on life is bright and sunny, rather than dark and gloomy, you have a head start towards health and well-being. On the other hand, if you’re a pessimist you may want to lighten up and develop a positive mental attitude. You’ll reap many rewards.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2013-05-29 10:17
Any nurse will tell you life is busy. Long work hours are enough to make anyone fall behind, but add family obligations, possibly classes, volunteer time, and the never-ending errand list and life gets pretty booked.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Fri, 2013-05-17 16:40
Each year, Minority Nurse offers scholarships to three outstanding individuals pursuing a career in nursing. Last week, we announced Corinna Hughes as a runner-up of our 2013 scholarship. And the second runner-up is...
Submitted by Margarette Burnette on Mon, 2013-05-13 00:00
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has designated May 12 -18, 2013, as NCADD Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week. It is designed to increase knowledge about the effects of drugs and alcohol in newborn babies. We want every child to be healthy, so it’s important to understand how illicit substances can affect growth and development. Here are six facts everyone should know.
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Fri, 2013-05-10 15:11
Each year, Minority Nurse offers scholarships to three outstanding individuals pursuing a career in nursing. We received an overwhelming number of applications this year and selecting our winners was no easy task! Several of our applicants had an impressive academic background as well as a dedication to community service, and we commend each of you for your compassion and stellar work ethic. Unfortunately, we could only select three winners so an outstanding GPA alone was not enough. We took into account your personal struggles as well as your devotion to your families and your communities. After much deliberation, we have chosen our 2013 winners. And the first runner-up is…
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Wed, 2013-05-08 16:37
If your ideal day is spent in the presence of other like-minded professionals, attending a conference, whether it is a broad-scope nursing conference like that of the American Nurses Association or a conference geared specifically toward minority nurses
Submitted by Minority Nurse Staff on Mon, 2013-05-06 13:11
As many of you know, this week is National Nurses Week. Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6th to May 12th, which marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. So from all of us here at Minority Nurse, a happy Nurses Week to you!
Submitted by Jebra Turner on Fri, 2013-05-03 16:09
We’ve all heard the advice to exercise regularly and the promise that that will help to reduce stress and improve mood, in addition to all the good stuff it does for the waistline. So why isn‘t everyone active?
Have you considered switching from your current nursing specialty to another? Figuring out your next career move can sometimes be tricky – especially if you want to make the leap to a completely new area of nursing. But it is possible and is common in the nursing industry today.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Mon, 2013-04-29 16:25
Dianna Cobb, manager of the cath and interventional labs at both Indiana University Health’s North Hospital and Saxony Hospital, would love to see more minority nurses. Not only do minority nurses more accurately reflect the patient population, she says, but they also can rise to leadership positions where they bring diversity to the boardroom.
Submitted by Julia Quinn-Szcesuil on Thu, 2013-04-25 15:08
No matter what level of education they have already completed, lifelong nurses never seem satisfied with the status quo. They want to learn as much as they can, especially as developments in the medical world continue to change daily.