University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Producing a Predominately Mexican-American Nursing Workforce in South Texas for More Than 40 Years20/02/2017 06:00am | 3668 views
As the U.S. Hispanic population’s growth spurt continues, healthcare organizations increasingly ponder how they’ll attract much-needed “culturally competent” staff, especially when Hispanics remain so underrepresented across most healthcare careers.
Nursing internship program at UTEP a win-win for hospitals and students13/02/2017 06:00am | 3762 views
New nursing school graduates often face a steep climb in their first hospital jobs. To fully ready themselves for those positions, they typically must “shadow” an experienced RN for up to 18 weeks. That means more preparation time for novice nurses, and a hefty expense for healthcare organizations.
UC Davis CAMPOS Program Working to Attract and Support Latinas in STEM Careers07/02/2017 06:00am | 3303 views
What can universities do to motivate a generation of young Latinas to pursue STEM careers?
A Career in Nursing Can Lead Anywhere, Including Dean30/01/2017 10:36am | 4292 views
Written By Michael O'Neill
As a profession, as a school, we are committed to our work with vulnerable populations. That extends to the issue of diversity – in our student body, in our workforce, in our faculty. Whether we’re talking about minorities in general or Latinos in particular, there is a persistent gap in nursing that must be addressed by diversifying the workforce – at all levels.
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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) serves as the national voice for academic nursing. Membership includes more than 780 colleges and universities with baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing programs, which enroll almost 480,000 students and employ more than 18,000 full-time faculty.
The dean or chief nurse administrator serves as the representative to AACN, though the association serves the entire academic enterprise including faculty, administrative staff, and students.
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