Minority nurse leaders

On the Front Lines of Diversity

A career in health care diversity management can help minority nurses move into leadership roles while fighting for equal opportunity.

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

The well-established role of clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and the emerging role of clinical nurse leader (CNL) both offer nurses an exceptional opportunity to make a real difference in improving minority health outcomes

Historically Black Nursing Schools: Yesterday and Today

Historically Black Nursing Schools: Yesterday and Today

Back in the days when segregation was the law of the land, they opened
doors of educational opportunity that produced generations of distinguished
African American nurses. Today, HBCU nursing programs are building on
that legacy to prepare the black nursing leaders of the 21st century

Yes You Can (Succeed in Nurse Anesthesia School)

Yes You Can (Succeed in Nurse Anesthesia School)

No one ever said that earning a master's degree in nurse anesthesia is easy, but it doesn't have to be the impossible dream. Five minority anesthesia graduates who have "been there" share their personal strategies for successfully navigating a nurse anesthesia program—and completing it.

Following in Her Footsteps

Following in Her Footsteps

In the mid 20th century, Goldie Brangman became a barrier-breaking trailblazer for equal opportunity in the nurse anesthesia profession. Today, at age 92, she continues to serve as an inspiration to minority CRNAs.

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

Russell Eugene Tranbarger: Renaissance Nurse

Russell Eugene Tranbarger

Educator, clinician, historian, legislative advocate, leader, author, editor, role model, trailblazer, nurse: Tranbarger has worn all of these hats, and more

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

Increasing the ethnic minorities within the nursing and health care professions will increase access to care, allowing providers to communicate more effectively, incorporate cultural differences, and provide higher quality care to these populations

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.

A Starring Role Model

A Starring Role Model

Inspired by her mother, a real-life nurse, actress Jada Pinkett Smith is boosting the visibility of minority nurses in the media as the star and executive producer of TNT’s “HawthoRNe”

Nursing Ambassador to the World

Nursing Ambassador to the World

From her native North Carolina to Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and more, nursing pioneer Mary Mills blazed a truly international trail as a public health leader

A Lifetime’s Work

From conducting research that led to a cure for scarlet fever to being a founding member of the National Black Nurses Association, Mattiedna Johnson has had a knack for making history.

Nurse, Advocate, Activist

Haydee Canovas is a nurse with an exceptional commitment to improving lives in the Hispanic community--and health care is just the beginning.

A Military Victory

As one Hispanic nurse’s personal success story shows, serving in the military can help minority nurses overcome socioeconomic barriers, advance their education and develop into leaders.

Ground Zero Heroes

Police and firefighters weren’t the only ones who went far beyond the call of duty to respond to the crisis of September 11. Meet four courageous nurses who rose to the challenge when their country needed them most.

Nurses With Disabilities: Another Minority Group

People with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented voices in nursing. But like nurses of color, they have a lot to say about overcoming discrimination and barriers to take their rightful place in the profession.

Shock Treatment

Scaring inner city teens into making better life choices may seem like an unorthodox tactic. But as “Shock Mentor” Allen Wolfe has proven, this hard-hitting approach really works.

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.

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