Most nurses here are caucasian, but so are most of our citizens. I actually found there were a lot of "minorities" in our nursing class, and the classes now also have many students who are male, east indian, native, etc. I don't know how minorities stack up to caucasians as a percentage of the population though.
I think there is a lot being done to attract minorities to the school here, including special scholarships
, but I know at least one minority group I work with a lot look down on the profession of nursing, especially as it concerns their sons. They think it's a woman's job and their daughters should simply become care aides because the education is shorter, the pay is good, and they won't work full time once they marry and have kids. I have had several people tell me this and I try to convince them otherwise.