There’s a movement that’s spreading across the nation, and it’s called “Muevete USA.” It’s a project that brings together nurses and nursing student volunteers, low-income Hispanic children, and community organizations to learn about the importance of healthy eating.
The Massachusetts Student Nurses’ Association (MaSNA) will be holding its Spring 2014 Nursing Career Forum at Boston College. This convention draws Massachusetts registered nurses and students from across the state.
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.
By the year 2010, more than 40% of the nursing work force will be over the age of 50 and by the year 2020, the demand for nurses will exceed the supply by 20%, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The scholarship, awarded to employees of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston pursuing education leading to RN licensure, provides financial assistance, mentoring and other support. Scholarship recipients are encouraged to “pay it forward” when they graduate.
Many minority nurses are concerned about making health care education more accessible to low-income students. But how many nurses actually start their own college? Linda Smith did--with a little help from above.
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.