Associations and Organizations

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.

Directing Our Destiny

Directing Our Destiny

The Philippine Nurses Association of America marks its 30th year of advocacy and activism on behalf of Filipino nurses in the U.S. and around the world

Looking for Black Nurses Leaders: A Call to Action

Looking for Black Nurses Leaders: A Call to Action

The nurses who authored Advancing the Dream through Faculty Diversity and this article, each reached out to Minority Nurse in search of a place to share their experiences as nurses, as African Americans. From different areas of the country and different professional backgrounds, never knowing one another, they both submitted abstracts that put forth the same beliefs and arguments, grounded in a desire to improve diversity in the workplace as a means to improve the quality of life in the black community.

First Generation Education

Ana Laura Meza

There's no denying that pursuing higher education is a massive undertaking. For first-generation students, the College Assistance Migrant Program makes all the difference in the world

NBNA 40th Anniversary Celebration

Debra A. Toney, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

It was 40 years ago—half a lifetime—that Dr. Lauranne Sams founded the National Black Nurses Association. Today, the NBNA represents 150,000 nurses, a resource for black nurses everywhere.

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.

Preserving the History of Black Nurses

Lawrence C. Washington

Howard University in Washington, D.C., has served a vital role in the education of African Americans, and its College of Medicine is notable in the history of African American physicians. Yet, it’s the University’s former partner in nursing education, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing, that graduated 1,700 of some of the first black nurses in the country. And it’s the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing whose story is rarely told.

Minority Fellowship Program Celebrates Seven Nursing Trailblazers

Another highlight of the 2004 convention was a special reception commemorating the 30th anniversary of the ANA's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), established in the 1970s to increase the number of doctorally prepared minority nurse researchers and clinicians working in the field of mental health and psychiatric nursing. Originally known as the Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program, MFP funding and support has helped more than 266 Fellows earn their doctorates since the program's inception.

Organizations Unite to Increase Seat Belt Use Among African Americans

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.

Dr. Hattie Bessent Inducted into ANA Hall of Fame

Dr. Hattie Bessent Inducted into ANA Hall of Fame

The ANA proudly presented trailblazing educator, researcher, author and advocate Hattie M. Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN with its Hall of Fame Award at the association’s 2008 Biennial House of Delegates meeting, held this past summer in Washington, D.C.

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?

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Omana Simon, MSN, FNP, RN, president of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), and Lydia Albuquerque, RN, president of the NAINA-affiliated American Association of Indian Nurses of New Jersey, Chapter 2 (AAIN-NJ2), present an award to Nancy Holecek, RN, senior vice president of Saint Barnabas Health Care System, in recognition of the New Jersey-based company's recruitment and support of immigrant nurses from India.

Boomer in Chief

Boomer in Chief

As the first Asian American president of AARP, Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, brings a unique combination of nursing expertise, advocacy and cultural competence to the national dialogue on ensuring quality health care for older Americans.

25 and Counting

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses marks its first quarter century of advancing the agenda for Hispanic health care needs

United We Stand

Minority representation in nursing unions is on the rise. But is joining a union right for you?

Developing Chapter Champions

Now in its fourth year, the Philippine Nurses Association of America’s chapter leadership development program helps PNAA chapter presidents build crucial skills that will benefit them personally and professionally

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