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Uncovering the Secret Silver Bullet: How to Replenish the Nursing Shortage

By now, most of us within the health care sector have already become well-acquainted with the impending and grim statistics facing the United States, mainly in regards to the staggering dearth in our nursing profession purportedly by the year 2014.

The Lived Experience of a Visiting Professor

The Lived Experience of a Visiting Professor

What an exciting opportunity to be invited to teach in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. St.

CenteringPregnancy: Better Birth Outcomes, Happy Caregivers, Satisfied Patients

The women trickle in, one by one, into a brightly lit ground floor conference room at Providence Hospital, a large urban hospital in Washington, DC. A vibrant social worker greets each one as “honey” as they take their seats in a circle of chairs.

Prevent “The Big One”—Ischemic Heart Disease

Prevent “The Big One”—Ischemic Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States both for men and women, killing 25% of Americans, and heart disease deaths are most often due to ischemic heart disease (e.g., heart attack).1 These facts are well known among doctors, nurses, and other health professiona

New Study Finds Racial Disparity in Kidney Cancer Patients

A study published in the journal Cancer finds that black patients diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (RCC)—the most common type of kidney cancer in adults—have a lower survival rate than white patients.

Health Promotion and the African American Community

Health Promotion and the African American Community

The nursing profession has always been an advocate for providing community assessment, education, and health screenings to the public to promote healthier communities. Never has health promotion been more important than now.

Men in Nursing

Men in Nursing

In 2008, there were 3,063,163 licensed registered nurses in the United States. Only 6.6% of those were men and 16.8% were non-Caucasian.1 Despite efforts from nursing schools across the nation to recruit and retain more men and minorities, the results have been fairly modest.

Careers Stemming from an Education in Health Care Policy

Careers Stemming from an Education in Health Care Policy

In 1996, two game-changing pieces of health care legislation had the attention of the industry. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was being enacted, and the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) was being debated.

New Nurses Fight to Find Work

New Nurses Fight to Find Work

When Rhys Gibson, RN, received his nursing degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009, the recession had started and it took him eight months to land a job.

Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Minority Health Outcomes

Using Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Minority Health Outcomes

With its emphasis on providing patients with the best possible care based on current best evidence from clinical research, evidence-based practice can be a powerful tool for closing the gap of racial and ethnic health disparities.

Achieving Expertise

Achieving Expertise

How does a newly graduated RN begin the journey from novice nurse to expert?

Networking for Life

Networking for Life

If the prospect of professional networking fills you with dread, don’t panic. Real networking—the process of building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships—is a lot easier than you think.

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Enter the Dragon Boater

 Enter the Dragon Boater

Ten years ago, Bay Area pediatric nurse Christine Yee began competing in the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing. Now she’s teaching it to at-risk teens to help them lead healthier lives.

Heart-to-Heart Talk

Heart-to-Heart Talk

By providing culturally sensitive health education, nurses can play a leadership role in preventing cardiovascular disease disparities in African American communities

Caring for Minority Veterans

Caring for Minority Veterans

What are their unique health care needs and how are VA nurses creating culturally competent strategies to meet them?

Practice Made Perfect

Practice Made Perfect

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, a clinically focused alternative to the traditional nursing PhD, are opening new doors of opportunity for minority advanced practice nurses.

Professional Nursing in Oman

Professional Nursing in Oman

Although it has made tremendous progress in improving and expanding its national health care system, this Middle Eastern country is still struggling to produce enough nurses to meet its people's needs.

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care

Culturally Sensitive Dementia Care

From raising community awareness to providing one-on-one patient interventions and multicultural support services, nurses of color can play a crucial role in easing the disproportionately high burden of Alzheimer's disease in minority populations.

Raising Our Voice

Raising Our Voice

From small beginnings in the 1990s, the Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) has become a strong, growing and persuasive presence in the nursing profession.

A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

Careers in health policy offer nurses of color a unique opportunity to influence decision-making on critical minority health issues at the local, state and national level

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