Focus on Diversity Articles

“Focus on Diversity” is an ongoing article series written by prominent Nurses and Employers from around the country offering knowledge and insight into diversity in the nursing profession.

Affinity Groups Encourage Culturally Competent Care at Memorial Healthcare System

System Hollywood, FL Memorial Healthcare System’s focus on diversity helps us to better understand and meet the needs of the communities we serve. Embracing a diverse workforce, Memorial fosters an atmosphere of respect, understanding and trust. By doing so, our employees provide a higher level of culturally competent patient- and family-centered care. Memorial provides opportunities for … [Read More...]

An Interview with Deb Washington, RN

Director - Patient Care Services Diversity Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital Deb Washington, Director - Patient Care Services, Diversity Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Pat Magrath of sat down recently to discuss Deb's role within MGH. Deb was the first person appointed when the position was created 16 years ago. Twenty-four years ago, Deb started at … [Read More...]

My Experience with Mentoring and Role Models in Nursing

Angela Adjetey, RN, MPH, MA, FAACM Graduate Student at Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, MSN, Health Systems Management Clinical Nurse Specialist Women's Oncology Unit, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Special Author for I recently attended a conference where the topic of mentoring aspiring nurse leaders was discussed.  The message of the presentation … [Read More...]

Another Kind of Diversity

Teresa T. Goodell RN,CNS,PhD,CCRN,ACNS-BC Assistant Professor of Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist and Staff Nurse Level 1 Trauma ICU Dr. Goodell has 28 years of nursing experience in practice, teaching and research roles. Special Author for This morning as I parked my car at the health sciences university where I work, I pondered the value of the bright orange … [Read More...]

Hausman Diversity Program at Mass General Hospital

The Hausman Student Nurse Fellowship was created when MGH patient Margaretta Hausman, a social worker and graduate of Brown University, recognized the need for diversity among the top-level nursing staff. The Hausman Student Nurse Fellowship provides an opportunity for minority nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate baccalaureate nursing program to gain experience in patient care across the … [Read More...]

Diversity is a welcome challenge as it is an opportunity to learn and be a better leader at CentraState.

Any Monday through Friday, you'll find Jeffrey Anderson and Hazen Yu in their positions as Administrative Coordinators /Nursing Supervisors for CentraState Healthcare System in New Jersey. Jeffrey works the 3:00-11:00pm shift and Hazen works the 11:00pm - 7:00am shift. Recently, Pat Magrath of had a conversation with these experienced and dedicated Nurses to find out what they … [Read More...]