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Diversity in Nursing: Will It Ever Match Patient Demographics?

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor Recognizing how a diverse nursing workforce can help achieve health equity for patients from different backgrounds, nursing leaders have developed a variety of initiatives that are showing results. Yet more work is needed to achieve diversity in nursing that more closely resembles patient demographics. “The …

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Cultural Diversity in Nursing Education: Perils, Pitfalls, and Pearls

Hedi Bednarz, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNE, Stephanie Schim, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, and Ardith Doorenbos, PhD, RN Increasing diversity in the classroom challenges nursing educators to identify issues that complicate teaching (perils), analyze barriers for themselves and their students (pitfalls), and select new strategies for working with nontraditional students (pearls). This article …

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