African American / Black nurses

Wounded by Words

Racist comments from patients can hurt. Why do so many health care workplaces expect nurses of color to accept such abuse as “just part of the job?”

Making History: Black Nightingales

For the first installment in our new series of articles celebrating the history of minority nurses, we begin at the very beginning with some of the earliest black nursing pioneers

Nurse, Teacher, Trailblazer

As the first African-American man to earn a PhD in nursing, Randolph Rasch broke down many barriers to achieve a successful career as a nursing educator. Now he’s helping other nurses follow in his footsteps.

Making a Difference

NBNA Nurse of the Year 2000 Goes Above and Beyond the Call of Duty to Make a Difference for Many Minority Nurses

Making History

Call them courageous. Call them trailblazers. But for the generation of black nurses who helped achieve health care integration in the Civil Rights era, it was simply a matter of standing up for what was right.

My Experience in Belize

An African-American nursing student travels to Central America in search of adventure--and discovers herself.

Nursing Ambassador to the World

Nursing Ambassador to the World

From her native North Carolina to Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and more, nursing pioneer Mary Mills blazed a truly international trail as a public health leader

A Starring Role Model

A Starring Role Model

Inspired by her mother, a real-life nurse, actress Jada Pinkett Smith is boosting the visibility of minority nurses in the media as the star and executive producer of TNT’s “HawthoRNe”

It's's 10th Anniversary! 10th Anniversary

What started as just a companion website to the printed magazine is now a leading nursing resource.

VITAS Honors National Black Nurses Association for Black History Month

VITAS Honors National Black Nurses Association for Black History Month

What better way for a national health care organization to commemorate Black History Month than by honoring the historical contributions of African American nurses? 


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