Nursing faculty

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Be Prepared

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

Passing With Flying Colors

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

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.

Learning About Difference

A growing number of nursing schools are implementing cultural competency programs to prepare nursing students to care for a diverse patient population

Nursing School Diversity Directors: What Do They Do and What Difference Are They Making?

Nursing School Diversity Directors: What Do They Do and What Difference Are They Making?

Although their titles and job descriptions vary from school to school, these professionals have one thing in common: a deep commitment to creating a more culturally inclusive nursing profession.

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

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.

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