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Nursing Pharmaceutics: Educating Toward Safer Pharmaceutical Care

When Felicia Menefee, RN, NP, ACNS, recruited patients for the landmark African-American Heart Failure Trial (A-HeFT), little did she know that the study would yield such positive results for them—or future patients.

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. 

High-Fidelity Nursing Education

High-Fidelity Nursing Education

Unless you're a newly minted RN, you may not be familiar with the new technology popping up in today’s nursing classrooms, including the newest, most realistic patient simulations yet. But implementing these interactive systems didn't happen overnight. Here, you can follow the steps taken by one nursing school in introducing this technology to its team.

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.

Give Me Dignity

Give Me Dignity

They say you never really know a person until you walk a mile in their shoes. But who has time to try on someone else’s Crocs when you have a demanding patient load, you’re flying through the day in an efficient groove, or you have a personal problem on your mind? Yet, every patient is entitled to equitable, dignified treatment. Perhaps you, like the author of this piece, have seen instances where a patient’s dignity was compromised. She shared her story with us, and now we’re sharing it with you, in hopes that it might spark a conversation and a second thought when it comes to preserving patient dignity.

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.

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.

Minority Health for $200, Alex!

Minority Health for $200, Alex!

Are you a nursing educator who's looking for an interactive, engaging way to introduce your students to the issue of minority health disparities? Try the "virtual game show" So You Think You Know Minority Health?

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. 

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

The Effects of Mentoring on Minority Nurse Recruitment

Increasing the ethnic minorities within the nursing and health care professions will increase access to care, allowing providers to communicate more effectively, incorporate cultural differences, and provide higher quality care to these populations

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Many community college nursing programs have high dropout rates, and retaining students of color can be particularly challenging. Here’s what some schools are doing to help increase their minority students’ chances for success.

The Faculty Fast Track

A severe nursing faculty shortage, plus the need for greater diversity at the front of the classroom, are fueling the growth of master’s-level nurse educator training programs that can help get minority nurses into the teaching pipeline more quickly

Academic Forum: Be Prepared

Academic Forum: Be Prepared

An innovative program in Michigan is helping to make sure minority students have the skills they need to succeed in nursing school--before they even graduate from high school.

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

Teaching Nursing Students About Minority Health Disparities

When your students graduate and go out into the world, will they be ready, willing and able to join the fight against racial and ethnic health inequities? Here’s what some nursing educators are doing to make sure their students are prepared.

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