Minority Nurses in the New Century
Minority Nurses in the New Century, organized into three sections, expands on Dr. Bessent's earlier groundbreaking body of work on the ethnic minority nurses. Dr. Bessent has dedicated her professional career to the inclusion of ethnic minority nurses in education, research, and practice and to the development of their leadership skills and opportunities.
In Section 1 of Minority Nurses, Dr. Bessent presents a follow-up to her 2002 survey, Characteristics and Workforce Utilization Patterns of African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Caucasian and, for the first time, mixed-race RNs. In Section 2, researchers Schuyler Webb, PhD and Juanita Fleming, PhD verify Dr. Bessent's 1997 findings of continuing under-representation of minority nurses and recommend effective strategies and methods for improving minority recruitment and retention by schools of nursing. The third section is a series of critical essays that provide context for the issues of recruitment and retention of racial/ethnic minority nurses raised by the surveys.
About the Authors
- Hattie Bessent
Tables and figures that clarify points and provide data to support research findings.
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Table of contents
James M. Jones, PhD
Hattie Bessent, EdD, MSN, RN, FAAN
Section I: Characteristics and Workforce Utilization Patterns-A Survey
Section II: Recruitment, Retention and Graduation of Minority Nurses-A Survey
Section III: Perspectives on the Recruitment, Retention and Graduation of Minority Nurses
Commentary: In Pursuit of the American Dream
Gloria R. Smith, PhD, MPH, BSN, FAAN, FRCN
Nursing and Mentoring: A Natural and Necessary Complementary
Ronald David, MD, MDiv
A Perspective on African American Nurses
Bertha L. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF and Pamela V. Hammonds, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
A Perspective on Hispanic Nurses
Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, FAAN, and Taryn Gal, MPH
A Perspective on Asian Nurses
SeonAe Yeo, PhD, RNC, FAAN
A Perspective on American Indian/Alaska Native Nurses
Donna M. Grandbois, PhD, RN; Randi C. Medison-Jacobs, BA, and Gregory F. Sanders, Phd
Cultural Competence: Strategies for Nursing Schools’ Curriculum Development
Edwin J. Nichols, PhD
I. Survey Participation Letter and a National Survey of Work Experiences of American Nurses- Questionnaire
II. Survey Participation Letter and Recruitment, Retention and Graduation of Minority Nurses- Questionnaire
IV. Rating of Panel Members and Students on Criteria