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Nominate a Minority Nurse for the REAL Awards!

The day after the Emmys, Save the Children launches the second annual REAL Awards to recognize health worker honorees in the United States and around the world

FAQ's About National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic American Citizens

Welcome to this annual national celebration – currently in full-swing – commemorating the achievements, culture, and history of the largest minority group in the U.S. Latino Americans have contributed greatly, over the course of the past 500 years, to making this a truly diverse nation.

Do You Need an Elevator Pitch?

What do you say when someone turns to you and says, “What do you do?” Is your quick, standard answer, “I am a nurse”? If so, you might want to practice an elevator pitch – a quick, precise summary of what you do and why you do it so well.

Multicultural Scholarship Helps Close Diversity Shortage Gap in Medicine

Go Red™ Multicultural Scholarship continues Macy’s ongoing support of the Go Red For Women movement. The fund — now in its third year — provides $2,500 scholarships for multicultural women pursuing college or graduate school degrees in health care fields.

Issues to Consider for Older Nursing Students

Are you a seasoned nurse interested in returning to school, but feeling unsure about your ability to handle the demands of work, life and studies? 

MinorityNurse.com Seeking Bloggers

Are you a health care writer or a nurse looking to add "blogging" to your laundry list of skills? Consider writing for MinorityNurse.com!

National Association of Hispanic Nurses Targets Childhood Obesity

Children and teens across the nation are learning lifestyle changes to keep a healthy weight thanks to an initiative of The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Muevete USA™ Project.

Dan Suarez: President-Elect of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Dan Suarez, MA, RN, already has goals set for when he assumes the presidency of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses next July.

Jose Alejandro: President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses

With nearly two decades of nursing under his belt and as the current president of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Jose Alejandro now laughs when he recalls his first thoughts about being a nurse.

Gazpacho: Stop stroke with delicous cold soup

Juicy Tomatoes
Inspired by National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and a week of 90 degree temps, I whipped up my favorite no-cook supper, Gazpacho. Why not give this sophisticated summer soup a whirl?

Get a Great Reference in Three Easy Steps

Whether you are job hunting, going for a scholarship or internship, or even just applying for a volunteer position, good references complete your whole professional package.

In the Spotlight: Ngoc Tram Duong Nguyen

When Ngoc Tram Duong Nguyen left her native Vietnam and came to the United States in 2008 to study nursing, she faced many challenges inherent in moving to a new country. She spoke no English and had to learn the language.

How to Find a Career Coach

You’ve been stuck in a rut at work and now you are ready to move on with the help of a career coach. So how do you find an expert?

Move Forward With a Career Coach

 As a nurse, you spend a third of your life on the job.  Shouldn’t you feel fulfilled? If you constantly struggle to find meaning in your career or value as an employee, listen to that voice in your head.

Popular Apps for Nurses

Popular Apps for Nurses

Mobile apps are increasingly helping nurses work better. 

The 2013 Take Pride Campaign

Each year, we call for nominations for our Take Pride Campaign in an effort to recognize those places of employment that went above and beyond regarding encouraging diversity; recruiting and retaining minorities; and creating a cooperative, inclusive work environment. We hope all of the nominated facilities continue to lead by example, and we are proud to recognize this year's winners here.

In the Spotlight: Joy Hepkins

Joy Hepkins, RN OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator and Cancer Care Coordinator at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA, has been a nurse for 33 years. Raised in South Africa during apartheid, she studied accounting in college. But a spiritual experience led her to her true calling – nursing.

Four Tips for Following Up After a Job Interview

You may breathe a huge sigh of relief when your job interview is over. All the prep work, the nervous anticipation, and the stress of the face-to-face interview is finally over and it is out of your hands, you think.

3 Painless Cash-Saving Tips to Build Your Emergency Fund

Who doesn't want a bigger bank account? If we all want to have extra cash, why is it so hard to do?

6 Ways to Toot Your Own Horn

When someone asks you, “What do you do?” is your standard reply “I am a nurse?” That might work every now and then, but in this increasingly interconnected world and competitive job market, it is time for you to really think about what you do.

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