Diversity Spotlight

You are unique, you are exceptional, you are the face of diversity in nursing!

Each month the BTN committee will be highlighting different heritage and minority groups represented in the field of nursing. By recognizing and celebrating our differences we can work together to bridge the gaps in healthcare so that the quality of care is improved for all people. If you, or someone you know, has embodied the characteristics of a transcultural nurse please share those experiences with us at [email protected]. We’d love to share your accomplishments.

Picture credit: https://www.uab.edu/news/updates/item/5278-cultural-competency-faculty-institute-looks-to-increase-the-nursing-workforce-diversity-pipeline

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month

September is National Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month. Join us in celebrating nurses and nursing students of Hispanic and Latino heritage throughout Maryland and across the country.

Check out the National Association of Hispanic Nurses student resource page here à http://hispanicsinnursing.org/, full of information about classes, mentors, role models, and scholarship and job opportunities.

Also, their YouTube channel à https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS0-I8rc-vZ9xbgreCmCztQ has a collection of Mentor Connection videos in which nursing students offer support in relation to the obstacles faced today.


This month we are shining the spotlight on Military and Veteran nurses and nursing students!

Are you a military veteran studying to be a nurse but not sure where you want to specialize? Check out Nursing School Hub’s ideas on the best nursing jobs for military veterans. à https://www.nursingschoolhub.com/what-are-the-best-nursing-jobs-for-military-veterans/

Follow this link à http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/veterans.htm for scholarship opportunities geared towards military veterans.

Picture credit: https://www.army.mil/article/149686/german_army_nurses_integrate_with_hospital_during_exercise