For Valerie Fong, MSN, RN, the road to career success with Kaiser Permanente has been filled with sharp turns, a steep learning curve or two, and a few interesting stops for deliveries. Fong's nontraditional transitions with one of the healthcare industry's leading companies serve as a relevant example for nurses who may be considering the career path less traveled.
Under the leadership of one of the nation’s most distinguished minority nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International launches a bold initiative to increase the racial, cultural and gender diversity of its membership
From telephone language lines to video interpreting systems, a variety of options are available to help health care facilities eliminate language barriers and provide better care to patients with limited English proficiency
A growing number of specialty nursing associations are not only reaching out to attract a more ethnically, culturally and gender-diverse membership but making sure their new minority members feel welcome enough to stay.
Reviews of Transforming Nursing Education: The Culturally Inclusive Environment; Susan Dandridge Bosher, PhD, MA, and Margaret Dexheimer Pharris, PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN (Editors) and Real Nurses and Others: Racism in Nursing by Tania Das Gupta, PhD
The international year of the nurse, 2010, is also the centennial anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing (1820-1910). To pay homage to this great nurse leader, we can fulfill her vision of nursing through our commitment to improving the health and welfare of society.
By choosing careers in oncology nursing, nurses of color can not only help fill an urgent staffing need but also play a key role in addressing one of the nation’s most serious minority health disparities.
Because nurse practitioners are able to provide primary care and prescribe treatments, this advanced practice career can empower minority nurses to make an even bigger difference in eliminating health disparities