For junior minority nursing faculty, advancing your career in academia can be fraught with challenges--from racial and gender prejudice to the pressures of earning tenure. Here’s some expert advice--from educators who have been there--to guide you down the path to success.
For many minority patients, the inability to read and understand basic health care information--both written and verbal--can greatly contribute to the problem of unequal health outcomes. Here’s what nurses can do to help close the health literacy gap.
While no one wants to imagine that another 9/11 or a bioterrorism attack could happen, the reality is that nurses and communities must be prepared to respond to such threats. Nurses of color can play a crucial leadership role in bringing culturally competent terrorism preparedness to America’s diverse communities.
Although budget cutbacks are restricting hiring in some states, America’s school districts are facing an unprecedented need for school nurses who can provide care to students with a diverse range of cultural and medical needs.
These nine dudes are strong. They're tough. They're rugged. They're not sissies. They ride Harleys and snowboards. They play basketball and rugby. They've served in the Army and the Navy. Oh, by the way, they also happen to be nurses. And they've got a question for you, mister: Are you man enough to be a nurse?
According to the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB), African Americans are significantly more likely to die from high blood pressure than the general public. Yet until now, no clinical guidelines have been available to assist health care professionals in developing HBP treatment strategies targeted to the special needs of this vulnerable, high-risk population.
Hispanics continue to face substantial health disparities, including underinsurance, a lack of linguistically and culturally competent health care providers, and disproportionately high rates of serious chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, cancer and HIV/AIDS.
Although the average physician might disagree, some nursing leaders have expressed the opinion that nurses may be way ahead of doctors when it comes to addressing the issue of racial and ethnic health disparities.
Several recent articles in Minority Nurse have examined how the emerging field of health care genetics and genomics has begun to revolutionize the way researchers and clinicians are working to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes.
A medication traditionally associated with the treatment of cancer and AIDS has emerged as a surprise weapon in the fight against sickle-cell anemia, the painful and often fatal inherited blood disorder that occurs primarily in African Americans.
According to the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national advocacy group for gay civil rights, hospitals don't always recognize same-sex partners as family because of homophobia, inadequate staff training or other policy flaws.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination--Persons with Limited-English Proficiency) requires any health care facility that receives federal funding to provide bilingual or interpreter services to patients who don’t speak English.
The Tuskegee University Department of Nursing is proudly celebrating the Golden Anniversary of this groundbreaking step forward in making the BSN degree--with its door-opening potential for better jobs and for graduate education--more accessible to minority students.