Minority nurses

Wounded by Words

Racist comments from patients can hurt. Why do so many health care workplaces expect nurses of color to accept such abuse as “just part of the job?”

Valerie Fong: From Truck Driver to Nurse Manager

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.

A World of Opportunities

Working in foreign countries is a great way for minority nurses to learn new skills, experience other cultures and make a real difference in improving global health.

Honoring Diversity

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

Open to Interpretation

Open to Interpretation

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

Come On In, Make Yourself At Home

Come On In, Make Yourself At Home

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.

Paperwork

Paperwork

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

Thinking Outside the Cultural Comfort Zone

Thinking Outside the Cultural Comfort Zone

In this Guest Editorial, pharmacology professor Rev. Steven K. Wheeler, MSN, RN, stresses the importance of respect and open-mindedness in nursing professionals toward all cultural traditions.

A Second Opinion: International Year of the Nurse

A Second Opinion: International Year of the Nurse

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.

Rethinking Gender Stereotypes in Nursing

Rethinking Gender Stereotypes in Nursing

Men who enter "feminine" occupations risk their gender identity being questioned. One such profession is nursing—but it has not always been that way.

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Into the Ruins: Nurses in Haiti

Nurses and doctors came to Port-au-Prince from all over the world, joining relief workers and military personnel to pull a city of two million people from the wreckage

Opportunities in Forensic Nursing

Opportunities in Forensic Nursing

Even though it’s still hard to find a full-time career in this emerging specialty, the outlook for future jobs is promising and the need for more minority forensic nurses is growing

Closing the Cancer Gap

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.

From Minority Nurse to Nurse Practitioner

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

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.

Completing the Circle

America’s unprecedented multiculturalism is creating an urgent need for culturally competent end-of-life care—and for the cultural sensitivity that minority nurses can contribute.

Ever Upward

An innovative online college offers as unusual solution to the nursing shortage: helping minority medical technicians, LPNs and others move up to RN careers.

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