Under the leadership of one of the nation’s most distinguished minority nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International launches a bold initiative to increase the racial, cultural and gender diversity of its membership
The year 2002 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Florida International University (FIU) School of Nursing in Miami. But instead of celebrating this milestone year by blowing out candles and partying, the school has embarked on an ambitious, multifaceted year-long campaign to address South Florida’s severe nursing shortage—the worst in over 10 years—and to increase the representation of minorities in the region’s nursing workforce to better reflect the cultural diversity of its patient population.
Despite the efforts of many of the nation’s nursing schools to recruit more minorities and men into their faculty ranks over the past year, a new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) paints a disappointing picture of the continued lack of diversity in the world of nursing academia.
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to launch an unusual AIDS prevention community outreach project—unusual because the communities are located in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa.
A landmark study published this past December in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that millions of American women age 50 and older who have not been tested for osteoporosis (porous bones) may be at an increased risk of suffering serious bone fractures...
Nurses who are familiar with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ national initiative to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health by 2010 are already well aware that accomplishing these goals will be no small task. Now two groundbreaking new reports on...
When it comes to health, American men who are non-white and poor are suffering from such a disproportionate burden of serious health problems compared to white males that some public health leaders believe the situa-tion has become a national crisis that will continue to worsen unless urgent interventions are made.
Under former President Bill Clinton’s administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set a pattern of tapping minority nurses to serve in key health care policy-making roles. Among them were Beverly Malone, RN, PhD, FAAN, who held the post of deputy assistant secretary for health; Patricia Montoya, RN, MPA, (commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families); and Linda Burnes Bolton, RN, DrPH, FAAN, who served on the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research and Evaluation from 1992 to 1995.