Minority recruitment/retention

Increasing their numbers

Increasing their numbers

In an effort to recruit potential nursing students, the University of North Dakota College of Nursing conducted three four-day tours across North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, visiting American Indian reservations.

Hispanic nursing students: a recruitment priority

Hispanic nursing students: a recruitment priority

In Oklahoma, the minority population is increasing faster than the majority, but its nursing workforce does not reflect this trend.

In hopes to better mirror the state's growing Hispanic population, Oral Roberts University places a special emphasis on recruiting Hispanic students.

Taking PRIDE in their work

The Frontier Nursing University in Hyden, Kentucky, is launching a new campaign to increase diversity in nursing. The PRIDE Program has a good acronym for an even better cause: Promoting Recruitment and Retention to Increase Diversity in Nurse-Midwifery and Nurse Practitioner Education.

Duke University creates the next generation of minority nurses

This past summer, 10 college seniors took part in Making a Difference in Nursing II Scholars (MADIN II), spending six weeks at Duke University School of Nursing.

Study finds gender and racial disparities exist in general surgery board certification

According to a report published in the May issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, results of a study found that women and minorities going through general surgery training are relatively underrepresented among general surgeons, particular those certified by the America

Nurses for Hire: A Nationwide Look at Nursing

Hector M. Benitez

While the nursing profession has felt some effects of the economic downturn during the past several years, it still remains one of the most stable careers in the country. It's a profession that can't be outsourced, and many employers are hungry for well-trained nurses to join their organizations. 

Caring for Our Aging Population

Caring for Our Aging Population

As the population ages in unprecedented numbers and is living longer than at any other time in history, the field of gerontological nursing is facing big changes with staffing needs and day-to-day practices.

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

Man Enough: The 20 X 20 Choose Nursing Campaign

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing profiles the progress of its campaign for a 20% increase in the number of male nurses in the workforce by 2020. Through image marketing, research, and advocacy, male nurses are increasing their presence at the bedside as well as in today's culture.

Minority Fellowship Program Celebrates Seven Nursing Trailblazers

Another highlight of the 2004 convention was a special reception commemorating the 30th anniversary of the ANA's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), established in the 1970s to increase the number of doctorally prepared minority nurse researchers and clinicians working in the field of mental health and psychiatric nursing. Originally known as the Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program, MFP funding and support has helped more than 266 Fellows earn their doctorates since the program's inception.

Diversity Leadership Initiative Aims to Develop More Minority Health Care Executives

Even though this issue of MN profiles several minority nurses who have broken through the glass ceiling to attain executive-level positions, the unfortunate reality is that persons of color are still severely underrepresented in the field of health care management.

Strategic Plan for Nursing’s Future Includes Diversity on its Agenda

With America’s severe nursing shortage predicted to reach emergency levels by 2010, a national coalition of nursing leaders has united to launch a sweeping strategic action plan for ensuring the profession’s future health.

Another Perspective on Men in Nursing

In the Spring 2002 issue of Minority Nurse, our cover story on strategies for recruiting men into nursing examined, among other things, some of the stereotypes, prejudices and outright discrimination that continue to be significant challenges for men who choose to pursue this traditionally female career.

Minority Nurse Population: Going Up!

Although the number of licensed registered nurses in the United States increased by more than 5% between 1996 and 2000, this growth rate was much smaller than in previous years, holding little hope of any quick fix for the nation’s worsening nursing shortage.

Nursing Education Bills Need Your Support

Now that Congress has finally appropriated funding to implement the landmark Nurse Reinvestment Act of 2002--signed into law last August in response to the national nursing shortage but not funded until February 2003--an exciting array of new programs are in the works to encourage the next generation of nurses to begin or continue their professional education.

Nursing Boards Endorse “Americans For Nursing Shortage Relief” Initiative

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) Board of Directors endorsed the document “Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief” (ANSR) at a meeting this past fall.

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Omana Simon, MSN, FNP, RN, president of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), and Lydia Albuquerque, RN, president of the NAINA-affiliated American Association of Indian Nurses of New Jersey, Chapter 2 (AAIN-NJ2), present an award to Nancy Holecek, RN, senior vice president of Saint Barnabas Health Care System, in recognition of the New Jersey-based company's recruitment and support of immigrant nurses from India.

Coloring Books Inspire Future Minority Nurses

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for RNs will experience faster-than-average growth through 2006, with job opportunities increasing by 21% in nursing, compared to 14% for all other occupations.

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