Melvina Semper, DNP, Exposes Racism in Nursing Profession

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Author releases new book, ‘Discrimination Experienced in the Nursing Profession by Minority Nurses.’

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Author Melvina Semper, DNP, interviewed 50 nurses whose personal stories reveal the ill treatment and lack of promotion, diversity, moral support and other barriers minority students and nurses must face on the job, all explored in her new book, "Discrimination Experienced in the Nursing Profession by Minority Nurses: Fifty True Stories from Nurses in New York City” (published by iUniverse).

“I was inspired by the increasing complaints/experiences told to me by a diverse group of nurses practicing in New York City hospitals,” explains Semper. “I have also seen first-hand the blatant racism and discrimination, not to mention the lack of promotion of qualified minority nurses and in many instances a less qualified white nurse is placed in the position.”

From the Hispanic nurse whose patient requested that only a white nurse care for her, to the Russian nurse who was only allowed to work night shifts, Semper not only shares real-life stories but also highlights the need for stricter laws, enforcement of affirmative action and the regulation of health care facilities to eradicate racism at all levels.

“I want readers to take away from writing an eye opening look at the struggles, disrespect, racism and discrimination minority nurses encounters on a daily basis while trying to enhance the lives of every sick person,” says Semper. “Despite all the mistreatment, racism /discrimination minority nurses remove all obstacles and rise to the occasion in doing the job they swore to do, caring and save lives.”

“Discrimination Experienced in the Nursing Profession by Minority Nurses”
By Melvina Semper, DNP
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 126 pages | ISBN 9781491797518
E-Book | 126 pages | ISBN 9781491797525
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Melvina Semper, DNP, earned her bachelor’s and master’s in nursing, and a doctorate in clinical nursing practice. After nine years at the bedside as a nurse, she began teaching at several colleges and taught courses, including critical care nursing, medical surgical nursing and leadership nursing. The mother of two lives in New York City.

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