A diverse nursing workforce that more closely reflects the nation’s population is better able to partner with communities to build a Culture of Health. Increasing the number of nurses from different backgrounds, including various races and ethnicities, will contribute to better health and health care for all.
A nursing workforce that reflects the diversity of the country’s communities and populations will lead to better understanding of the many elements that affect a person’s health and emotional well-being, and ultimately, to improved interactions and treatment.
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Increasing Diversity in the Nursing Workforce is a Challenge. Could Licensed Practical Nurses be Part of the Solution?
There are more than 21,000 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) in Massachusetts alone. Beginning as an LPN affords those with low income, single parents, career changers, and new immigrants a relatively more
In Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Action Coalition’s Nurse Diversity Council (PA-NDC) has been busy bolstering the nursing workforce to reflect the diversity of the more
Male students represented approximately 12 percent of baccalaureate and graduate nursing students in 2015, up from 9.5 percent in 2005, according to the American Association of Colleges of more
Issues: Increasing Diversity,
The number of minority students enrolled in advanced nursing education is increasing. Some 30 percent of students at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and doctor of nursing practice program levels represent minority populations. In addition, male students represented nearly 12 percent of baccalaureate students and nearly 11 percent of graduate nursing students in 2014, up from 9.5 percent in 2005.
Racial/ethnic composition of the RN workforce in the U.S.
New RN graduates by degree type, by gender
New RN graduates by degree type, by race/ethnicity
Number of Action Coalitions with members of its’ state’s ethnic or racial minority nursing organization or of its’ men in nursing state chapter as a voting member on its most senior executive-level policy-making body
Diversity of nursing doctorate graduates by race/ethnicity
Diversity of nursing doctorate graduates by gender
States that collect race/ethnicity data about their nursing workforce (by year)
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Dec 12, 2016
Charting Nursing’s Future, a series of policy briefs launched in 2005, covers a range of issues related to nursing, including education, the shortage of nurses, diversity in the workforce, and the role of nurses in quality initiatives and the Culture of Health. The Robert more
Issues: Building Healthier Communities, Collecting Workforce Data, Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Communications and marketing, Location: National,
Nov 11, 2016
The Alaska Nursing Action Coalition’s two-page diversity action plan outlines ways to promote the many facets of the nursing profession to juniors and seniors in Alaskan high schools. The plan lists a schedule of proposed events and promotional materials, and explains why its more