American Indian / Native American

Increasing their numbers

Increasing their numbers

In an effort to recruit potential nursing students, the University of North Dakota College of Nursing conducted three four-day tours across North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, visiting American Indian reservations.

V-Day 2003 Targets Prevention of Violence Against Native American Women

According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, American Indian women are 3.5 times more likely to be victims of rape or sexual assault than U.S. women of other races.

American Diabetes Association Supports Increase in Indian Health Service Funding

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions among Native Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Over 12% of all Indian populations in the United States suffer from type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. The Pima Indians in Arizona have the highest rate of diabetes in the world—about half of adults between the ages of 30 and 64 are diagnosed with the disease.

The Indian Health Service Wants You

The Indian Health Service Wants You

Nurses of all races and ethnicities can find rewarding, culturally rich career opportunities helping the IHS fulfill its mission of improving health outcomes for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Researching With Respect

Nurses conducting research in American Indian communities must learn to be more culturally sensitive to tribes’ unique needs

Our Voice at the CDC

Thanks to the historic appointment of American Indian nurse Pelagie “Mike” Snesrud to a key federal health policy-making position, tribal nations have a champion within the system to advocate for their needs.

Working for the Indian Health Service

With a current vacancy rate of 12% for health professionals, Indian Health Services has plenty of career opportunities available. Is there a position available for you?

Been There, Done That

From dog mushing in Alaska to caring for rescue workers at Ground Zero, the life of American Indian nurse Yolanda Talbert has been a never-ending series of adventures.

Careers in the Indian Health Service

Whether you’re a Native American nurse who wants to improve the health of your people or any minority nurse who wants to make a difference helping underserved communities, the IHS

Fighting the Meth Addiction Epidemic in Indian Country

Although methamphetamine abuse is a relatively new phenomenon in American Indian communities, it is quickly reaching crisis proportions. Here’s how nurses are helping patients and tribes find solutions to this devastating problem.

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?

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