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PSA: Hospitals for Humanity looking for nurses

Hospitals For Humanity (HFH) is a registered nonprofit organization with 501(C) 3 status in the United States. The organization provides health care for people living in the least developed countries of the world.

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Cultural exchange in bloom: Four nurses from San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico visit Miami Children’s Hospital in South Florida to take part in a one-week collaborative experiential immersion into pediatric surgical nursing. (Left to right): San Jorge nurses Omar G.

"Patient Navigators" Help Increase Colon Cancer Screening Rates

In New York City, an innovative community-based cancer prevention initiative that utilizes bilingual "patient navigators" to guide participants through the process of receiving a colonoscopy is achieving remarkable results in increasing rates of colon cancer screening and early detection among the city’s minority populations.

Nursing Volunteer Efforts

Joyce Hyatt, R.N., M.S., M.S.N., C.N.M., D.N.P. with a patient in Haiti

During times of crisis, nurses and medical professionals act as steadfast caretakers to help victims physically and mentally recover from disasters

Caring for Our Aging Population

Caring for Our Aging Population

As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.

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

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Nurses and doctors came to Port-au-Prince from all over the world, joining relief workers and military personnel to pull a city of two million people from the wreckage

Linguistic Competence and the Law

Linguistic Competence and the Law

How nurses and hospitals that serve limited-English-speaking patients can protect themselves from translation liability

On the Cutting Edge of Care

On the Cutting Edge of Care

As a Gamma Knife radiosurgery nurse, Evelyn Badran provides her patients with the best of two worlds: state of-the-art medical technology and compassionate, culturally sensitive nursing care

Kids Come in All Colors

Kids Come in All Colors

With the population of Americans under the age of 18 becoming more and more culturally diverse, minority pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners are in increasingly high demand.

Open to Interpretation

Open to Interpretation

From telephone language lines to video interpreting systems, a variety of options are available to help health care facilities eliminate language barriers and provide better care to patients with limited English proficiency

In Our Own Backyard

Why should skilled nurses from Mexico and other countries have to work menial jobs in the U.S. because they lack licenses to practice here? Members of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses aren’t just asking that question—they’re doing something about it.

Caring Across the Language Barrier

A Hispanic nursing student’s moving experience caring for a non-English-speaking patient illustrates why it’s so important to have ethnically diverse, bilingual nurses in our health care system.

Making an Investment in Nursing

Making an Investment in Nursing

Juan Pineda, RN, always knew he wanted to work in health care, but his career path took a few detours along the way. After a stint in the finance industry, he finally found the way back to his true passion--nursing.

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