Police and firefighters weren’t the only ones who went far beyond the call of duty to respond to the crisis of September 11. Meet four courageous nurses who rose to the challenge when their country needed them most.
People with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented voices in nursing. But like nurses of color, they have a lot to say about overcoming discrimination and barriers to take their rightful place in the profession.
Why should skilled nurses from Mexico and other countries have to work menial jobs in the U.S. because they lack licenses to practice here? Members of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses aren’t just asking that question—they’re doing something about it.
By choosing careers in oncology nursing, nurses of color can not only help fill an urgent staffing need but also play a key role in addressing one of the nation’s most serious minority health disparities.
In a keynote address delivered to a recent meeting of the Blue Ribbon Panel to Increase Seat Belt Use Among African Americans, U.S. Congressman John Conyers (D-Mich.) informed the panel that the seat belt campaign was vitally important, not only as a safety issue but also as a health initiative nationwide.
A new program, Get With the Guidelines, is playing an important role in heart disease prevention by significantly increasing the number of health care providers who follow the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for preventing second heart attacks.
The Indian Health Service (IHS) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), both agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services, recently agreed to continue their partnership initiative to include American Indians and Alaskan Natives (AIs/ANs) as participants in and beneficiaries of the research and training supported by the NIH.
America’s racial and ethnic minority groups face major disparities when it comes to accessing quality mental health services, according to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher.
Under the leadership of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and Schering/KEY, NASN’s primary corporate partner, the efforts of school nurses to teach students and parents about asthma and allergies are being recognized and rewarded.
America’s baby boomers are aging at a rapid rate and living up to 15 years longer than their parents’ generation. This rise in the elderly population is creating a huge need for more nurses to provide elder care in hospitals as well as more caregivers who provide health care to ailing family members in their own homes
During its Annual Awards Banquet held last September in Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) recognized the exceptional accomplishments of nurses working in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Did you know that OMH has produced a Final Report on the standards in a handy paperback book format that makes an excellent desktop resource for nurses in clinical practice who want to help their health care institutions implement the CLAS guidelines?
The University of Florida (UF) College of Nursing in Gainesville found itself $1,531,000 richer this year after receiving three separate grants to pursue research in cancer, asthma, infant mortality and other health problems that disproportionately affect minorities.