Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the U.S. National Nurse Workforce 1988–2013

The objective of this article is to examine the racial and ethnic diversity profile of the nurse workforce over time and by geographic region. We conducted survey analysis using the National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses from 1988 to 2008, and further supplemented our trend analysis using published findings from the 2013 National Workforce Survey of Registered Nurses. The gap in racial/ethnic minority representation between the RN workforce and the population has been persistent and has widened over time.

Racial and Ethnic Minority Nurses’ Job Satisfaction in the U.S.

BACKGROUND: Understanding minority nurses' job satisfaction is a critical first step to inform strategies designed to retain minority nurses and improve institutional climate to ensure sustained diversity. Yet, empirical evidence is limited in this regard, especially comparisons across racial and ethnic groups in a national sample in the U.S.

OBJECTIVES: To determine minority nurses' job satisfaction across racial and ethnic groups relative to White nurses using a national representative sample.

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