Diversity / Multiculturalism

Getting Tough About Recruiting Men into Nursing

These nine dudes are strong. They're tough. They're rugged. They're not sissies. They ride Harleys and snowboards. They play basketball and rugby. They've served in the Army and the Navy. Oh, by the way, they also happen to be nurses. And they've got a question for you, mister: Are you man enough to be a nurse?

North Carolina Hospitals Receive Major Diversity Recruiting Grant

At Rowan Regional Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit acute care hospital in Salisbury, N.C., only 4.6% of the RN staff are men and even fewer (2%) are African-American or Hispanic.

FIU Devotes its 20th Anniversary Year to Increasing Diversity in Nursing

The year 2002 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Florida International University (FIU) School of Nursing in Miami. But instead of celebrating this milestone year by blowing out candles and partying, the school has embarked on an ambitious, multifaceted year-long campaign to address South Florida’s severe nursing shortage—the worst in over 10 years—and to increase the representation of minorities in the region’s nursing workforce to better reflect the cultural diversity of its patient population.

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

Structural Inequality and Diversity in Nursing

What’s the status of diversity and discrimination in nursing today? One Doctor of Education student turned her focus on research in the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, to analyze how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go

Encouraging Diversity Early in Life

Olga Savoskina, R.N., B.S.N. and Nikolai

One nurse (and mother) discusses the importance of exposing children to diversity at a young age

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

In Conference: NSNA

National Student Nurses’ Association Anniversary Convention Celebrates 50-Year Commitment to Cultural Diversity

Learning About Difference

A growing number of nursing schools are implementing cultural competency programs to prepare nursing students to care for a diverse patient population

Newly Elected NSNA Board of Directors Makes History as Most Diverse Ever

Throughout its more than 50-year history, the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) has been a pioneer in embracing racial, cultural and gender diversity in the nursing profession.

Mentorship in Black and White

Through a summer research experience with a Caucasian mentor, a minority nursing student learns to challenge racial stereotypes--both in others and in herself.

Life Support

An innovative program in Detroit is not only helping nursing students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed academically, it’s teaching them life skills as well.

Hindu Dietary Practices: Feeding the Body, Mind and Soul

Our series on culturally competent dietary assessments continues with a look at the world’s third largest religion’s beliefs about food and health.

Management Team

The rapidly expanding field of disease management abounds with opportunities for culturally diverse nurses who can educate and empower patients with chronic illnesses to take charge of their own health.

Click Here for Cultural Competence

Thanks to the new Culturally Competent Nursing Modules online training program, the skills nurses need to provide care to an increasingly diverse patient population have never been easier to learn--or to teach

Specializing in Diversity

A unique federally funded training program for critical care and emergency department nurses is not only addressing the specialty nurse staffing shortage, it’s increasing cultural competence as well.

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.


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