Our nursing program was ranked as number one across the nation by Nursing School Hub for Hispanic-Serving Nursing Programs. Congratulations to our faculty, staff, and students for working to make a difference. Here is an excerpt from the article from Nursing School Hub.
“As the Hispanic and Latinx community continues to flourish across the United States, the need for communication with Spanish speaking patients is on the rise. This language is one of the most commonly used languages, and for many of those who use it frequently, it is their only language. Some have the ability to speak some English, but in many cases, it is not to the extent where they can deliver accurate descriptions and properly communicate with a doctor. While nurses are learning to become bilingual in many of these areas, many facilities and nursing schools are looking to recruit nurses that are ethnically Hispanic and Latinx for their patients.
In an attempt to close the demand gap that currently exists in the field of nursing, healthcare facilities in areas with a large Hispanic population are reaching out into these communities to encourage members of these societies to pursue nursing as a career. The same is true of nursing schools in these areas, especially in Texas, California, and Florida. Today there are many US Department of Education-designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions throughout the US, and many of them have nursing schools dedicated to training and educating Hispanic and Latinx nurses for a growing population.”