In the nationwide nursing shortage, nurses from minority groups are especially hard to come by. The UA College of Nursing recently received a grant that will be used to support Hispanic and Native American students in the field.
We_have a severe shortage of Hispanic and Native American nurses.
While Arizona’s population is 29 percent Hispanic and 5 percent Native American, only 4 percent of nurses are Hispanic and less than 1 percent are Native American.
The grant is being used to provide fellowships to Native American and Hispanic students in the Ph.D. program. Three Hispanic students received the fellowship this year, which includes full tuition and fees as well as a stipend of up to $30,000 per year. The fellowship is renewable for up to five years.
Nurses need to represent the population they serve, but Hispanic nurses are a very, very small minority. The Hispanic population is growing. Hispanic nurses should be represented at least in the same proportion as the general population.
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