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College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

College peer educators fighting the infant mortality battle

Last issue, Minority Nurse addressed infant mortality in minority communities, discussing some of the disparities, research, and solutions surrounding the issue. This piece was submitted as a supplement to "A Quiet Crisis: Racial Disparities and Infant Mortality"

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. 

NAINA Celebrates Third Biennial Educational Convention

NAINA Celebrates Third Biennial Educational Convention

More than 300 members of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA) gathered on October 5-6 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY, for the third biennial national convention, “Nurses at the Forefront of Healthcare Revolution: Challenges and Opportunities.” Motivational speaker, Stuart Robertshaw, EdD, JD (Dr. Humor), President and CEO of the National Association for the Humor Impaired, began the keynote speeches on the healing power of humor by demonstrating strategies to enhance humor and laughter for positive effects...

Dr. Adelita Cantu Selected as 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year

Dr. Adelita Cantu

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) has selected Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN, as the recipient of the 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year Award...

New Year, New Resources

New Year, New Resources

What better way to start 2010 than by resolving to stock your nursing toolbox with a new supply of resources for improving the health of culturally diverse patients and communities

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?

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

“Culture and Autism”—A Reader Responds

In response to the Spring 2009 Second Opinion column written by Estela Dimes, BSN, RN, we received this letter from Zenora Thompson, MSN, RN, an instructor in the nursing program at Kent State University's Ashtabula Campus in Ashtabula, Ohio, and the mother of a 22-year-old with autism

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Fighting Tobacco Disparities in the Gay Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons are 50% to 200% more likely to smoke than the rest of the population, according to the National LGBT Tobacco Control Network.

White House, CDC Launch National AIDS Awareness Campaign

Act Against AIDS is a five-year national communication campaign targeted specifically to the minority populations most severely affected by AIDS disparities.

Diabetes Digest

Diabetes Digest

8 Diabetes News Briefs that Nurses Need to Know About

Participate in eMAPA Research Study

Eun-Ok Im, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, and her colleagues are conducting a study to explore ethnic differences in midlife women's attitudes toward physical activity.

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

When It Comes to Recruiting Black Men into Nursing, She Wrote the Book

Once upon a time there was a nurse who felt bad because not enough African American men wanted to be nurses. So she decided to do something about it. She wrote a children’s book called My Hero, My Dad The Nurse.

Anniversary Achievers

Anniversary Achievers

What better way to celebrate 10 years of the Minority Nurse Magazine Scholarship Program than to congratulate our 10th Annual Scholarship winners!

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

Comic Strip Helps Raise Diabetes Awareness in the Hispanic Community

To help spread the word about this serious health threat, Baldo co-creators Hector Cantú and Carlos Castellanos partnered with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Worth 1,000 Words

Worth 1,000 Words

Omana Simon, MSN, FNP, RN, president of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), and Lydia Albuquerque, RN, president of the NAINA-affiliated American Association of Indian Nurses of New Jersey, Chapter 2 (AAIN-NJ2), present an award to Nancy Holecek, RN, senior vice president of Saint Barnabas Health Care System, in recognition of the New Jersey-based company's recruitment and support of immigrant nurses from India.

Some Additional Information about Clinical Nurse Leaders

Some Additional Information about Clinical Nurse Leaders

Following publication of the Summer 2009 feature article "Something Old, Something New," Anjanetta Davis, MSN, RN, wrote to us to provide some helpful additional information about the unique role CNLs play in the overall patient care picture

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