I just wanted to ask if there are any hispanic nurses out there? I myself am half hispanic, the rest is Irish and Portuguese. I am probably the whitest latina you know, I dont speak Spanish..only a few phrases. I wanted to know how you ladies/gents got treated by your peers and nursing staff?
I must say I had a hard time in my first few months as a CNA..there were a lot of punjabis and a handful of african-americans and the rest white. I felt as if I was treated unfairly whenever I asked for help because I was latino. But you know what, I didnt let it get to me. I worked hard and now I am enrolling in LVN school. I dont see too many latino nurses, so any opinions would be cool..as long as they are not racist.
Do you feel because of being latino that people judge us? Like we're not smart enough or speak bad English or have a attitude? I dont know, I am just curious. I want to see more hispanic nurses. It makes me feel good when I see fellow latinos succeed in the health care field. Thanks for reading.