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 […]

Leave No Nurse Behind!

Donna Maheady is one nurse I personally admire. Her passion is to help nurses who have or suffer from any disability. I was fascinated by her book titled, “Leave No Nurse Behind” Where she talks about working with nurses who have disabilities. Donna shares her personal story about her twenty year old daughter who has autism. When you have a child with a disability, one challenge you face is the ongoing medical and therapy needs among others. The general society may not understand what parents and families with disabled children face and they need to be informed.   Education As […]

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with One Step” ~Lao-Tzu

Guest post by  Gbenga Lawal, RN Whether you are on what seems like a long journey to coming to the United States for your education, taking your NCLEX exam or have a specific goal, this one’s for you. I was walking in the cold snow. I couldn’t feel my feet or my hands. I thought it was the proper punishment for my failure. I was out of nursing school for a whole year. It was devastating.  Back to the beginning I got into nursing school simply because I said I would. The excitement of a new beginning drove me. I […]

How Minority Nurses Can Avoid Being Bullied

          Much as nursing is a helping career and nurses are supposed to be the most caring human beings on the planet, unfortunately, some nurses experience bullying by their coworkers. All nurses face the potential of being bullied; however, nurses who are in the minority are usually at a higher risk because the bully sees them as an easy target. Bullies target people they perceive to be weaker than they are.   When you are in the minority, particularly if you are a new nurse or new employee, the bully will realize that you already have […]

How to Relate More Easily With Your Coworkers as a Minority Nurse

 When I say “minority nurse,” I’m referring to one who is different from the larger group. This may be a male nurse among all female nurses, an Asian nurse among Americans, a foreign nurse from another country, a black nurse among white nurses or a white nurse among black nurses. Whenever the word “minority” comes up, the most common thought is a black nurse among white coworkers, but you may at one point find yourself among the minority at your job.   Some time back, when I worked in Kenya, our manager told us that we would get a new […]

Tips for minority nurses prior to taking the NCLEX exam.

NCLEX Exam

The day before taking the NCLEX exam can be one filled with anxiety for nurses. You have studied hard, gone through the study guides and used the flash cards but still feel anxious. In this article I want us to focus on 5 things you can do the day prior to the exam. No Studying This is the day you put your books down. Realistically, you will always feel that there is stuff you do not know. If by this time you have not grasped the concepts, then don’t worry yourself unnecessarily because last-minute memorizing will not help. Trust what […]