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 […]

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 […]

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 […]