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 […]

Nurse Carolyn Answers your Questions

  Last Month, Nurse Carolyn shared her story about her struggle with a sudden disability. In this post, she will answer questions that many people including nurses ask when faced with a disability. What organizations help amputees return to work? AMPUTEE COALITION OF AMERICA The Amputee Coalition of America (ACA) in a national non-profit organization that provides support, education, advocacy and a variety of events and programs to people with limb loss and their families. The ACA’s Limb Loss Resource Center is available online, by email or telephone and a place where patients and their families can obtain information specific […]

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 […]

Do you know where to find NCLEX review classes?

The worst feeling you ever could have is when you attempt the NCLEX exam and fail. Failing the NCLEX exam will crush you and make you lose all the confidence you had. Not to mention you’ll have to deal with the embarrassment of telling your family and friends you actually did not pass the exam. To avoid all this drama, it’s best to be well prepared for the exam. NCLEX – RN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. NCLEX – PN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Practicing Nurses. One recommendation I make to every foreign-trained […]

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 […]