Minority student recruitment

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.

The Willie and Louise Wheeler Scholars in Need Scholarship

The Willie and Louise Wheeler Scholars in Need Scholarship

In honor of the Wheeler family, this scholarship rewards $250 to one male and one female recipient who demonstrate need and are in good standing at their educational institution. This award can be used for personal as well as educational expenses.

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.

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. 

Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic Nursing Students

Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic Nursing Students

Armed with creativity, cultural sensitivity and federal funding, nursing schools throughout the country are developing innovative programs to help increase the representation of Hispanics in the nursing workforce.

Online Versus Traditional Nursing Education: Which Program Meets Your Needs?

Online Versus Traditional Nursing Education: Which Program Meets Your Needs?

As online degree programs have increased in popularity over the last few years, many prospective students may wonder about the similarities and differences between online and traditional nursing programs.

Addressing the Needs of Multidimensional Learners

Addressing the Needs of Multidimensional Learners

The increasingly diverse student nursing population reflects the cultural composition of the United States and makes it imperative to promote cultural awareness among faculty and students.

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.

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.

The Nursing Shortage: Exploring the Situation and Solutions

The Nursing Shortage: Exploring the Situation and Solutions

The already fragile health care infrastructure is at risk of becoming completely
handicapped by ineffective recruitment and retention, lack of nurse educators,
and a growing elderly population requiring care.

Work, Life, School, Balance

Work, Life, School, Balance

Pursuing your B.S.N., M.S.N., or doctorate is an exciting journey, but starting down that path can also be a little scary, especially if you’re adding it to a busy work/life schedule. But many nurses do so every year, and the consensus is that anyone can—so long as they try! Here, we explore some of the implications of going back to school and how these real-world nurses made it work.

California Nurses Honored as Champions of Health Care Diversity

Two of California's most distinguished minority nurses, both of whom have devoted much of their careers to mentoring, teaching and developing training programs for students from underserved communities entering health care professions, were honored this summer by The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) as inaugural winners of its Champion of Health Professions Diversity Award.

Nursing School Enrollments Continue to Decline—But at a Slower Rate

A recent four-part study on the changes in the RN work force by Douglas O. Staiger, PhD, David I. Auerbach, PhD(c) and Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, points to troubling implications for the already-dwindling RN profession.

Getting Tough About Recruiting Men into Nursing

These nine dudes are strong. They're tough. They're rugged. They're not sissies. They ride Harleys and snowboards. They play basketball and rugby. They've served in the Army and the Navy. Oh, by the way, they also happen to be nurses. And they've got a question for you, mister: Are you man enough to be a nurse?

How to Sell Kids on Nursing: Think Like a Kid!

A diverse group of teenagers smiles knowingly, because they've just found out that "nurses earn more than accountants and have more job choices than Web engineers."

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. 

An Exploratory Study of Student Nurses' Perceptions of Gender

An Exploratory Study of Student Nurses'  Perceptions of Gender

Though they may be half a world away, nursing schools in India face problems similar to those in the United States when it comes to recruiting men. The results of this research of nursing students in Pondicherry, India, may surprise you.

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

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