If you are a hispanic nurse or you know someone who is a hispanic nurse... - page 3

can you please tell me your or her success story, how did you overcome your obstacles(I'm not talking about financial aid) did you get respected working as a nurse?:bluecry1::sniff:... Read More

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    Quote from mimilinda77
    Anyway, at my particular hospital in Southern California being hispanic facilitates communication with my patients, and while not making me fully culturally competent (this takes, in my opinion, years of advanced studies in sociology!) much more culturally aware.(good luck)!
    I've discovered that a kind smile and gentle touch go far to dispel cultural differences.

    rustyspoon, BBFRN, VickyRN, and 2 others like this.

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    i agree with you!!!
    some people are rude, but i ignore them. i've been here 6 years and i have no only my cna, r/n license, but also i have a texas cosmetologist license. and i want to study moreeeeeeeeeeee
    my accent??? yes it is part of my everyday life. my daughter told me one day___ mom you speak english like if you have a gum in your mouth_ __jajaja i answered, yes... but i speak 2 languages, i understand everything.
    i don't let nobody abuse or do something against me because my accent or because i'm from mexico. no srrrrrrrrrrr!!!! i think if one day i have a situation like that!!! i'll answer. ___yes you speak english with no accent, but do you have what i have ( r/ n). because most people who make fun, are people who have a lower rank at work. they can't understand how somebody from another country and with accent can make more money.!!!
    thank you god because in 2 years i learned to communicate here!!!!
    donít let anything stop your dreams!!!!!
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    Quote from molly16
    can you please tell me your or her success story, how did you overcome your obstacles(I'm not talking about financial aid) did you get respected working as a nurse?
    http://www.cc.nih.gov/nursing/nursin...rch_Staff.html A good friend of mine is on here. Dr. Rivera-Goba. Definitely a success story for hispanic nurses. She's also done some research on the nursing school experiences of hispanic nurses. Google her and you should find some encouraging info.

    Here's an article she wrote that you might be interested in. http://www.minoritynurse.com/feature...02-14-01e.html
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    I'm one of about 5-7 white students in a nursing program that is otherwise fully hispanic, so...I know how you feel. Patients, staff, instructors, and classmates all constantly speak in Spanish around and to me, knowing full well I'm not fluent with the language.

    It's common to be identified as "that white man". I've had several patients talk about me (in Spanish), thinking I knew nothing of the language (I can understand some), while I was standing right there.

    Just last week, I had an instructor tell me "I can't believe you're in school to be a nurse, and don't know Spanish...you need to really work on your Spanish if you want a good grade in clinical."
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    In some states medical Spanish really is necessary. I got my LVN in California and worked there as a CNA as well. I had taken 5 years of Spanish in school and forgot most of it butI relearned it really quick!
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    I am a Hispanic nursing student and in my Lpn clinical round I encountered a Hispanic male nurse that seem to have changed his race or something like that. My cousin was a traveling nurse and she had her share of discrimination. Hispanics in general get looked down on and once a Hispanic turns professinal it's the worst most of the time. Some act like only their people can be professional. But hey we're not here to please everyone just do our jobs without being bias like them!
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    I am an hispanic nurse. I came from PUERTO RICO knowing no English. People make fun of my accent but they don't have what i have........... Determination and courage to make it everyday. Now am an L.P.N. working for the federal Goverment and still going to school to pursue a master in Nursing.. To all the hispanic nurses dont ever , ever give up on your dreams.
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    Quote from Covet
    I am an hispanic nurse. I came from PUERTO RICO knowing no English. People make fun of my accent but they don't have what i have........... Determination and courage to make it everyday. Now am an L.P.N. working for the federal Goverment and still going to school to pursue a master in Nursing.. To all the hispanic nurses dont ever , ever give up on your dreams.
    Your specialty must be Thread Rescusc.
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    Quote from tencat
    Never had any problems, but I am pretty light skinned and really don't 'look' hispanic. In fact, I've had the opposite problem: Other hispanics not taking me seriously because I don't 'look' hispanic. When I was in college I wanted to join a Latina club (WAYY back in the 80's) and they all looked at me like I had three heads. But, I have to say, if I had darker skin, I might have run into problems because I used to live in places (Inland Pacific Northwest) where people are pretty prejudiced.
    O man, I know this post is old, but I had to say something!
    I feel you on that. I am light skinned in the winter, and get pretty dark in the summer. I have pretty light hair( my mom is Scandinavian) So I don't have that "Hispanic" look. I find it super funny when people say hispanic?? what does it mean? i am taking that I speak Spanish. Well I am of Spaniard heritage. Would that qualify me? I had the fortune to live around the world, and experience all cultures, and learn and respect others. Spend time with the Marines OOORAH, married one, and studied Anthropology. I find the word "Race" dumb and it should be taken out of the dictionary. Anthropologically speaking the word race means species; therefore, meaning we could not intermix and produce fertile offspring. As you can see I am a contradiction to the words race. My moms family is what ignorant people call White and my dads would be Hispanic! I can't stand when people refer to one another by color of skin. We all are students or nurses. should you not have learned about melanin and how it effects the skin when exposed to less vitamin or more vitamin D??? There is a reason why people in Western Africa are tall, dark, and skinny. The sun heats the body. the skinnier the body the better it can disperse heat, the darker the skin, the better protection one has against burn. It is ironic how in our Country here we use terms like racist. We are suppose to be a country of United States! key word being united! Studying Anthropology and serving in the Military had allowed me to be proud of who I am and my culture, and respect all others. Why can't others do the same???

    I am your typical all american gal; however, i dont forget where I came from. I find all people beautiful, and I wish more can open their eyes to others. I say it not just about "white" but anyone. I am a mix of "colors" and I have both beautiful cultures. I embrace it, I open my heart to other people. I dont like when "hispanic" say o those white or black people, that is "racist" socially speaking, or same goes to any other race. i think we are so lucky to live in this country and love everyone and learn from one another. Before anyone says I am oblivious I went through 6 countries, speak 5 languages and been through 5 conflicts aka wars, been through some tough "racism" both sides, and if I can over come and love people, so can anyone else! I want to be a nurse so I can help people! not colors!

    Semper Fi
    Doc G
    CLB 15 1st Medical Battalion
    Camp Pendleton, CA
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    I am half Hispanic and some comments made about my race I find very offensive. I have very dark hair and eyes and my skin color sort of changes depending on the season. In the winter I'm really light and turn somewhat darker in the summer. I thought only animals change color.
    Just as long as people dont make those ridiculous racial jokes, I am fine. But I dont like anybody of any color being made fun of.


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