Okay, so this post is going to be kind of more serious than my usual ones. Not TOO serious, but it’s about something I find interesting and something that should be important in everyone’s lives..
Here’s why this topic is on my mind today..
I took a class yesterday with about 30 other nurses that work for the same hospital I do. During one of the presentations, the instructor went around asking everyone where they were born and what was their ethnicity. I was completely startled to hear the results!
Out of the approximately 30 nurses..
- Not a single one was born in the city in which we work.
- Only a handful were born in the state we work in.
- And only about half were actually born in the United States.
- The places people were born in included – The Philippines, Panama, Asia, Germany and Africa.
I can’t even almost remember all the ethnicities (according to spell check, this isn’t a word but I don’t know what else to use), but it was absolutely amazing to realize I work for a company that VERY obviously encourages diversity.
And not only that.. but nursing in general is a very diverse career. There’s nurses fresh out of college that are 22 years old.. and then it ranges all the way up to nurses in their 60’s who are ready to retire. Three generations of people working together! We’re changing the world people! 😉
I know this isn’t my usual topic of discussion but I thought it was interesting and felt like sharing it with you all.