If you are a hispanic nurse or you know someone who is a hispanic nurse... - page 5

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

  1. by   cebollita
    No te Preocupes, one of the most well respected doctors at my local hospital is a youngish Hispanic female!
  2. by   donnatroy27
    oh man! My favorite is when I walk into a facility (I'm an RN Case Manager for a hospice) and the nurses start ordering me around thinking I'm the CNA and then when I tell them I'm the RNCM, their jaws drop. Sorry, we're not all CNAs :P

    The sad part is, wherever you go, there will always be racism. I felt a lot of favoritism toward people of Filipino descent at my previous LVN school, especially when a lot of the organizations the school was joining and promoting were all Filipino-based and the teachers would speak in Tagalog to the students with total disregard of me being there. For example, they recently were discussing on their Facebook page about the discrimination Filipino nurses receive and maybe I was having a bad day but I made mention that if a school is going to be fighting about equality, it should be representing the entire school as a whole and not just one ethnicity.

    In the end, I don't care. Whoever has the guts to try to put me down because of my race, I welcome them to try and do so. I am a nurse, a VERY proud nurse. I know I worked my behind off just as much as the other RN next to me and we are all deserving of our titles and should be very proud of the commitment and work we all bring to the table
  3. by   DoubleJRN
    I am African-American and I look younger than I am, so sometimes I run into ignorance. During orientation for an ICU RN position, the trainer called me a CNA, not once, but EVERYDAY that she saw me. The good thing about nursing is that we often wear our credentials right on our chests and it cannot be denied. If you're a competent caregiver and know your stuff, it doesn't matter what anyone says or thinks. I also speak Spanish, and always receive a higher wage when I'm using that skill. When you encounter the ignorance because of your ethnicity, just remember the things about it that make you proud!!
  4. by   coffee4metech
    Just had to comment on this thread husband is from Mexico he is a great man and wonderful husband we have a beautiful daughter who looks nothing like me ; )..... anyways people are shocked to discover that I am the mother . I know people are wondering and making comments about my daughter and I ...... honestly could careless what they think but it just goes to show it can be reverse discrimination. I love the culture and have completely absorbed the culture and also teaching my daughter the ways of the American and Mexican cultures....and the languages !!!!