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Meeting Nursing Demands Through Diversity

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by Lois Elfman

For the past decade, the nursing profession has made diversity a priority. While the numbers in the profession — less than 25 percent minority nurses — do not yet mirror the general population of the United States — 38 percent non-White people — solid efforts and strategies are at work to facilitate change.

In the near future, a severe shortage of nurses is expected due to the healthcare needs of aging baby boomers, new opportunities for nurses to take the lead in primary care and current nurses retiring.

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