Have you ever been passed over for a promotion because of your race or ethnicity, even though you met all other qualifications for the job? Do you feel that nurses of color continue to face substantial personal and professional barriers to career advancement? In your opinion, do racial and ethnic minority patients receive lesser quality care than their white counterparts?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone. An important new study from the American Nurses Association (ANA), based on a national survey of more than 5,000 African-American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian/Alaskan Native and Caucasian nurses, reveals that nearly half of the respondents (48%) believe there are barriers to their progress in nursing.

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