Nursing careers

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.

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."

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Cultural exchange in bloom: Four nurses from San Jorge Children’s Hospital in Puerto Rico visit Miami Children’s Hospital in South Florida to take part in a one-week collaborative experiential immersion into pediatric surgical nursing. (Left to right): San Jorge nurses Omar G.

Correctional Facility Nursing

Correctional Facility Nursing

A misunderstood and little-known nursing specialty that can offer surprising opportunities to give back while also growing in the profession

Stories from Inside Military Nursing

Joseph D. Hacinas, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.S., P.H.N.

Two military nurses share their stories, from the stress of coordinating care in a combat zone to dealing with prejudice and personal growth, all while caring for those serving in the U.S. armed forces

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.

Caring for Communities After Disaster

Caring for Communities After Disaster

Beyond the medicine and procedures, there’s a process behind disaster care that’s dramatically different from your everyday work, even in the busiest ER. There’s also an emotional component that’s hard to describe unless you’ve been there.

Nursing for Uncle Sam

Clifton J. Kenon Jr.

Four nurses who have found their niche working within the U.S. government share their stories and advice regarding working for Uncle Sam.

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.

Achieving Expertise

Achieving Expertise

How does a newly graduated RN begin the journey from novice nurse to expert?

From RN to CRNA

A severe shortage of nurse anesthetists plus a growing need for culturally and linguistically competent anesthesia care make this advanced practice specialty an ideal career for minority nurses.

Trade Your Scrubs for a Business Suit!

From pharmaceutical and medical product manufacturers to insurance companies and consulting firms, the corporate sector offers minority nurses many opportunities to advance their careers beyond the bedside.

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