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Nurses, Get a Move On...

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?

Switching Specialties: How to Make the Switch

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.

In The Spotlight Series: Dianna Cobb

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.

Unwind After Work

Unwind After Work

Sometimes the best part of work is leaving it behind. When you want a “do-over” after a difficult day, plunge into an activity that you enjoy. Even if you only have 15 minutes to devote to it.

Four Signs You Are Ready to Go Back to School

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.

Why Men Should Consider Joining the Nursing Field

Although nursing has historically been a female-dominated field, its reputation as a “women only” profession is gradually diminishing.  Even though the percentage of men in nursing is still disproportionately small (only between 9-10%) , because the nursing field is so wide open, more and

Healthy Habits as Stress Busters

It’s no secret: Nursing is a demanding profession, with extended or rotating shifts, and little down time for rest. Your best bet is to take care of your own body and mind through healthy habits.

5 Reasons Why Nurse Coaching Is Important for Minority Nurses

For years, workers have reached out to career coaches to help them find their professional path and wellness coaches have guided weight loss and health programs.

What Can a Professional Organization Offer You?

Sometimes, squeezing one more thing onto your lengthy to-do list just seems impossible. Between work and family, the often little precious time you have left isn’t really something you want to give up, even if it might help your career.

11 Reasons Nurses Are Stressed Out

As a nurse, people rely on you. So it’s important for you to take care of yourself in order to take care of others – your patients, family, and friends. Workplace stress can derail your best efforts. It impairs your ability to function on the job, and to enjoy your life outside of work.

Was it a Safety Issue or Outright Discrimination?

Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, is in the middle of a firestorm of criticism over the reaction to a white man with a swastika tattoo who insisted black nurses not be allowed to touch his newborn.

Are You Sleep Deprived?

Figuring out how to get proper rest is something many nurses tackle at some point during their careers as they switch back and forth between day and night shifts. Follow these 12 tips to sleep more soundly.

Mentoring Relationships Can Get You Unstuck

Do you have a professional goal, but are not sure how to reach it? Do you want someone who just believes in your abilities and reminds you of your professional strengths? As a nurse, a mentor can help you get through times when you feel stuck.

The Critical Need for Recruiting Minority Nurses to Care for their Communities

It goes without saying that being raised in an ethnic community can have its challenges, even with our modern progressive age; it appears some fundamental differences remain in certain societal lifestyles, customs and understandings.

MinorityNurse.com is All New!

Perhaps you’ve noticed that MinorityNurse.com has a new look. We also have new features and a better site! Here is a list of our new features:

Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

Nurses will always be valuable members of any health care team, regardless of their educational backgrounds. Yet, the baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing may offer the most professional opportunities.

The TAKE PRIDE Campaign

The TAKE PRIDE Campaign

The country is changing, with one-third of the population representing a historical "minority." In this increasingly diverse world, you can confidently say your workplace actively fosters diversity, inclusiveness, and cooperation.

The 2012 Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

The 2012 Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

The 2012 Minority Nurse Scholarship Program

Nurses will always be valuable members of any health care team, regardless of their educational backgrounds. Yet, the baccalaureate and master's degrees in nursing may offer the most professional opportunities.


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