Minority nursing faculty

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. 

Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility

Healing from the Bitter Pill of Incivility

Bullying has captured national attention lately, as “youthful teasing” escalates to pervasive, malicious, even dangerous levels. Yet, if only bullying stopped at high school. Nursing schools, hospitals, and private practices may not see schoolyard taunts, but incivility in the workplace certainly exists. Many minority nurses and other health professionals still experience various forms of prejudice at the workplace—not just from patients but each other. Here an expert on workplace bullying explores some examples and describes how nurses and schools of nursing can foster a more civil workplace.

Preserving the History of Black Nurses

Lawrence C. Washington

Howard University in Washington, D.C., has served a vital role in the education of African Americans, and its College of Medicine is notable in the history of African American physicians. Yet, it’s the University’s former partner in nursing education, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing, that graduated 1,700 of some of the first black nurses in the country. And it’s the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing whose story is rarely told.

Nursing as an Art and a Science

Nursing as an Art and a Science

Nursing requires clinical skills, of course, but there are other more intrinsic abilities all nurses (should) possess. Can these intangibles be taught? One nursing professor takes a philosophical, even poetic, look at infusing nursing education with the virtues of the profession.

The Face of Nursing Faculty 2001-2002: Still White and Female

Despite the efforts of many of the nation’s nursing schools to recruit more minorities and men into their faculty ranks over the past year, a new report from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) paints a disappointing picture of the continued lack of diversity in the world of nursing academia.

A Boost for Minority Nursing Professors

A Boost for Minority Nursing Professors

Find certified minority nurse educators in a flash using the Minority Nurse Educator database, a free service provided by the School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, New Jersey.

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. 

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.

Advancing the Dream through Faculty Diversity

Advancing the Dream through Faculty Diversity

The nurses who authored Looking for Black Nurse Leaders: A Call to Action 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

Minority Nurse Educators in Cyberspace: A Progress Report

Now entering its third year, an innovative federally funded program designed to increase nursing students’ access to ethnically diverse faculty is a steadily growing success

Flying with the Eagles

Are minority nurse leaders born or made? At a unique leadership development program in New Jersey, the answer is “both.”

Recruiting and Retaining Minority Nursing Faculty

Because there are still so few minority and male nursing professors, nursing schools that hope to increase the diversity of their faculty face stiff competition and steep challenges. But despite the supply/demand imbalance, it can be done. The keys to success: commitment, creativity and cultural sensitivity.

Navigating the Faculty Track

For junior minority nursing faculty, advancing your career in academia can be fraught with challenges--from racial and gender prejudice to the pressures of earning tenure. Here’s some expert advice--from educators who have been there--to guide you down the path to success.

Passing With Flying Colors

When developing multicultural nursing school curricula, don’t overlook the need for culturally sensitive testing

Be Prepared

Recruiting minority nursing faculty is a two-way street: Both schools and potential candidates must be fully up to the challenge.

Maximizing Minority Students’ Success in Clinicals

Maximizing Minority Students’ Success in Clinicals

What clinical faculty can do to help students of color and male students overcome barriers to successful performance in this crucial stage of their nursing education.

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