we’ve had since then—it has grown increasingly important to nurture a more diverse, culturally competent nursing workforce [ CITATION Jes17 \l 1033 ] . The minority nursing ratio rate to the majority nursing rate within the organization remain very low. This writer has experienced first hand in the operating room full of majority nursing and the integration of three minority nurses. This ratio is viewed as the patient population and culture continue to climb with African Americans and Latino’s. This writer is wanting to explore the opportunity for a policy that would support an increase in the ratio rates of minority nursing presence in health care. The policy would support an increase in the rates in which are hired and trained within the areas which remain unsaturated. A1B. Issue Relevance As nurses move to further health and healthcare for all, it is crucial that this business rises in diversity to reflect the changing demographics of the United States, while the registered nurse population is rising at variety, minority backgrounds still present significantly less of the force than their ratio of the nation’s population[ CITATION Nur11 \l 1033 ]. As the writer reflects on her current position in healthcare, it is obvious on many levels that the minority nursing population is not represented within the leadership structure within her organization. There are far fewer clinic nurse managers who are nurses working as managers or leaders. The operating room which serves 90% of minorities is currently staffed with 90% or more of the majority. This writer views this as inadequate support for the minority population as
POLITICS, POLICY, AND GLOBAL HEALTH6 it relates to language barriers and cultural beliefs. From the view of the writer, if there were concentrated efforts made to hire a balance of minority nurses to support the patient population, then we would have less patient frustration and improved satisfaction scores. Having a policy in place that supports the need of hiring minorities capable of supporting the needs of the patient population in which is served would be huge. Favoritism and prejudice continue to remain a part of the material and practice of American society and have adversely impacted minority populations, the healthcare system as a summary, and this profession of nursing [ CITATION Mau06 \l 1033 ] . Discrimination may be from conflicts because of age, power, sex, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other dimension by which people disagree [ CITATION Mau06 \l 1033 ] . The American nurses’ union (ANA) is dedicated to running toward this destruction of discrimination and discrimination in the business of healthcare, at the training of nurses, at this practice of nursing, as well as in the organizations in which nurses work [ CITATION Mau06 \l 1033 ] .
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