Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Workforce

Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Workforce

Cultural Diversity in the Health Care Workforce

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Diversity in the Nursing Workforce #1
Workplace diversity is the collective, all-inclusive mixture of human differences and similarities that provides an organization with a large pool of people with knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
Creating a more diverse health care workforce has value for the people being served and the health care organization from the perspective of its employees and leaders.
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Diversity in the Nursing Workforce #2
Nursing has become increasingly diverse in age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, and educational preparation.
Nurses from minority backgrounds account for 19% of the RN workforce.
Men represent 9.6% of the nursing workforce.
Men in nursing attain higher wages and faster promotions than do women.
Currently employed RNs are nearing or have exceeded retirement age, fewer RNs between 36 and 45 years old.
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