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Muslim Male Nurses in the United States

Male-Nurses-1Muslim Male Nurses: Bridging Cultural Divide in Healthcare

NEW YORK – More so than most professions, nursing requires a combination of professional expertise and individual ability to apply cultural relevancy.

Because of the continual shift to a more culturally plural society, diversity and inclusion is increasingly significant in the United States, where qualified nurses who can administer care with cultural sensitivity are especially important to the growing Muslim populations in the United States.

“I enjoyed being able to use my strengths to help others. I wanted to be able do more, I wanted to learn more, and this led me into the field of nursing,” Ihsan Abdur-Rasheed, an American Muslim nurse, told AboutIslam.

Abdur-Rasheed acquired his RN nurse at the Helene Fuld School of Nursing and works in the field as a private provider attending to the needs of individuals in the privacy of their own homes.

As American society becomes increasingly diverse, the healthcare system will need diversify its professional resources. Muslim male nurses demonstrate the significance of inclusion.

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About Layla Abdullah-Poulos

Layla Abdullah-Poulos is an alumna of SUNY Empire State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies and Literature and is presently a student in the School for Graduate Studies. She expects to complete her studies and receive a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Advance Certificates in Women and Gender Studies and American Studies by 2016. An aspiring academic, Abdullah-Poulos uses her knowledge not only to develop her own scholarship but also that of other SUNY Empire State College students. A proponent for the enrichment of higher education through diversity, she plans to continue her work as an educator who conveys to students an ethnically diverse historical awareness and furnish them with the skills necessary to acquire political proficiency and constructively affect societal change.

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