Mentors / Mentoring

It's a bird! It’s a plane! It's SuperNurse!

They jump into action when lives are on the line. They fearlessly face death and danger. They have to change into a special outfit before they can do their duty. While these behaviors sound a lot like a comic book superhero, all of these descriptions are true of nurses too.

2011 Living Legends

On August 25, 2011 the American Academy of Nursing announced their 2011 Living Legends. The Academy’s highest recognition honored five nurses this year for their notable accomplishments and contributions to nursing in practice, research, and education.

Duke University creates the next generation of minority nurses

This past summer, 10 college seniors took part in Making a Difference in Nursing II Scholars (MADIN II), spending six weeks at Duke University School of Nursing.

Parental support for first-generation college students

For incoming freshmen, attending college can feel like entering a maze. But for first-generation students, that maze can have added twists and turns, as they may not have a role model or rule book to follow when starting out as a first-year student. 

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.

Leadership in Style

Rowena Elliott, or "Dr. E" as her students call her, at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Her drive, ambition, and determination have led Rowena Elliott to become the first African American president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association. The strength of her leadership qualities and character has made her a memorable nurse educator and role model for minority nursing students everywhere.

Turning the Tide: Teen Pregnancy in Minority Communities

Martha Ledezma, R.N.

With the number of teenage pregnancies on the rise again, particularly in minority communities, nurses are dedicating themselves to mentoring and teaching young mothers to reverse the trend.

California Nurses Honored as Champions of Health Care Diversity

Two of California's most distinguished minority nurses, both of whom have devoted much of their careers to mentoring, teaching and developing training programs for students from underserved communities entering health care professions, were honored this summer by The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) as inaugural winners of its Champion of Health Professions Diversity Award.

In Memoriam

Remembering Janice Kekahbah, MSN, RN, American Indian Nursing Leader and Ruth Davidhizar, DNS, RN, ARNP, BC, FAAN, Transcultural Nursing Expert.

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

Once upon a time there was a nurse who felt bad because not enough African American men wanted to be nurses. So she decided to do something about it. She wrote a children’s book called My Hero, My Dad The Nurse.

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

Last issue, Minority Nurse addressed infant mortality in minority communities, discussing some of the disparities, research, and solutions surrounding the issue. This piece was submitted as a supplement to "A Quiet Crisis: Racial Disparities and Infant Mortality"

Parental support for first-generation college students

For incoming freshmen, attending college can feel like entering a maze. But for first-generation students, that maze can have added twists and turns, as they may not have a role model or rule book to follow when starting out as a first-year student. 

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

Taking the Helm

Taking the Helm

Dr. Antonia Villarruel, the new president of the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA), is proud of the landmark organization’s past accomplishments—but she’s even more excited about its future

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