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Out on the range

Out on the range

You may not hear much about the "frontier" these days, but the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, Kentucky, is alive and well.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Historically Black Nursing Schools: Yesterday and Today

Historically Black Nursing Schools: Yesterday and Today

Back in the days when segregation was the law of the land, they opened
doors of educational opportunity that produced generations of distinguished
African American nurses. Today, HBCU nursing programs are building on
that legacy to prepare the black nursing leaders of the 21st century

Mentoring African American Nursing Students: A Holistic Approach

Mentoring African American Nursing Students: A Holistic Approach

Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a community of nurturing, empowering nurse mentors to recruit and retain black students in baccalaureate nursing programs.

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.

Preserving the History of Black Nurses

Lawrence C. Washington

Howard University in Washington, D.C., has served a vital role in the education of African Americans, and its College of Medicine is notable in the history of African American physicians. Yet, it’s the University’s former partner in nursing education, the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing, that graduated 1,700 of some of the first black nurses in the country. And it’s the Freedmen’s Hospital School of Nursing whose story is rarely told.

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.

FIU Devotes its 20th Anniversary Year to Increasing Diversity in Nursing

The year 2002 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Florida International University (FIU) School of Nursing in Miami. But instead of celebrating this milestone year by blowing out candles and partying, the school has embarked on an ambitious, multifaceted year-long campaign to address South Florida’s severe nursing shortage—the worst in over 10 years—and to increase the representation of minorities in the region’s nursing workforce to better reflect the cultural diversity of its patient population.

UIC Nursing School Brings AIDS Education to Malawi

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research to launch an unusual AIDS prevention community outreach project—unusual because the communities are located in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa.

Leveling the Playing Field for Tribal Colleges

Many of the nation’s 32 TCUs are underbudgeted, receive no state funding and are struggling to meet their operating costs.

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.

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. 

Dr. Nurse

As nursing schools nationwide focus their energies on increasing minority enrollment in doctoral programs, there’s never been a better time to advance your career by earning a PhD.

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