Leadership development

Stories from Inside Military Nursing

Joseph D. Hacinas, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S., P.H.N.

Two military nurses share their stories, from the stress of coordinating care in a combat zone to dealing with prejudice and personal growth, all while caring for those serving in the U.S. armed forces

Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility

Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility

Bullying has captured national attention lately, as “youthful teasing” escalates to pervasive, malicious, even dangerous levels. Yet, if only bullying stopped at high school. Nursing schools, hospitals, and private practices may not see schoolyard taunts, but incivility in the workplace certainly exists. Many minority nurses and other health professionals still experience various forms of prejudice at the workplace—not just from patients but each other. Here an expert on workplace bullying explores some examples and describes how nurses and schools of nursing can foster a more civil workplace.

The Soft Skills of Nursing

The Soft Skills of Nursing

Nursing encompasses more than technical knowledge—but how can nurses cultivate and encourage those intangible skills?

Diversity Leadership Initiative Aims to Develop More Minority Health Care Executives

Even though this issue of MN profiles several minority nurses who have broken through the glass ceiling to attain executive-level positions, the unfortunate reality is that persons of color are still severely underrepresented in the field of health care management.

Minority Nurses Capture Top Awards in National Recognition Program

An RN with a disability who overcame discrimination to achieve a successful nursing career. An African-American Navy nurse who heroically saved the life of a dying Iraqi boy during Operation Iraqi Freedom. What do these two minority nurses have in common?

Advancing the Dream through Faculty Diversity

Advancing the Dream through Faculty Diversity

The nurses who authored Looking for Black Nurse Leaders: A Call to Action 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

Filling a Need for Leaders

A unique collaboration between the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and the American Organization of Nurse Executives is helping the next generation of Hispanic nurses prepare to move into leadership roles

Mentoring New Nursing Graduates

The key to being a successful preceptor is to teach new nurses the same way you treat your patients--with respect, understanding and compassion.

Leaders Follow

In the battle against racial and ethnic breast cancer disparities, being a leader means more than just taking initiative. It also means honoring the successes of others who have contributed to the fight.

From CNA to CEO

A successful nurse executive shares the story of her journey to the highest rung of the nursing career ladder--with plenty of advice for future minority nursing leaders along the way

Role Model

Actress Hattie Winston talks about playing a minority nurse on television and her real-life passion for making a difference in young people’s lives.

Management Plan

Meet five minority nurses in health care management positions whose ability to defy the odds, break through the barriers and take courageous risks helped them rise to the top of their field.

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.

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