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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.