8 Things Male Nurses Need to Know about the Profession

Guest Post by Sean Dent MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN Men have been a part of the nursing profession for centuries. The latest statistics show they comprise just under ten percent of the nursing workforce. While this may seem small, the total percentage of men in nursing has grown steadily over the past decade. Less than ten years ago, the percentage of men in the nursing profession was less than five percent, and now that number should tip over ten percent during 2017. I don’t know about you, but (10% of four million) is not a small number. As the minority, men must […]

How Minority Students Can Overcome Challenges

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  As a minority nurse, I know that challenges are a part of everyday life. However, the question for the student nurse is; will you overcome them or allow your problems to defeat you? Strive to come out victorious and thrive in your career because for every problem; there is a solution. Read on and find out how you as a minority student can overcome these challenges and succeed.   Loneliness By being in the minority, you stand out from the rest. You may find that you end up being the only Black or Hispanic or Asian nurse in your […]

Black History Month -Recognizing Dr Maya Angelou

    Black History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, America has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.   This year, we want to recognize Dr. Maya Angelou Dr. Maya Angelou was a poet and award-winning author known for her acclaimed memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” and her numerous poetry and essay collections.   I’d like to share her Ten Famous Quotes “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has […]

Nurses and Innovation

Nurses are among the most creative people I know. Most nurses can come up with a solution to any problem they face. Since their minds are wired to problem solve, it’s no miracle they can be very creative. Nurses have created sophisticated wound management systems, special sponges to clean wounds, stethoscopes, written books, made creams and so much more. Who said nursing was only about patient care?       There is so much more you can do as a nurse. It is always satisfying and rewarding when you do something creative. Today, we feature a nurse who specializes in […]

Celebrating African American Nurses

                                    February is Black History Month, also referred to as National African-American History Month. It is a time to recognize the achievements of African-Americans in US History. This year, I want us to remember Mary Eliza Mahoney. Mary E. Mahoney was born in 1845 in Massachusetts. Her parents were originally from North Carolina and were freed slaves who moved to the North in pursuit of life with less racial discrimination. Mary graduated from her nursing program at New England Hospital for Women and […]

4 Reasons why Minority Nurses Ought to Blog More

Minority nurses need to blog more because there are lots of advantages to blogging. I was reading the statistics of minority nurses from the AACN report, and according to a survey done in 2013  by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, minority nurses represent 19% of all nurses. You can read more of the report by clicking here: I’ve not done any personal research to know the ratio of minority nurse-bloggers compared to others, but my gut instinct tells me they are very few. I want to encourage more of you to blog because a lot of good […]