Experiences of African American students in pre-licensure schools of nursing: A qualitative descriptive study
Barbara Jean White, PhD, RN, CPN, CNE
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Despite more than 40 years of research and governmental support, African Americans continue to be underrepresented in the nursing profession compared to the population it serves. Though some progress has been made over the past 20 years, the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and Institute of Medicine (IOM) continue to identify increasing diversity as a disciplinary priority. Further understanding of the experiences of African American nursing students is needed to inform decisions about recruitment, retention and successful matriculation of these students. This qualitative descriptive study focused on understanding the experiences, and the meaning those experiences had, for African American students who attended predominately European American schools of nursing. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with fourteen African American nurses who shared their experiences in prelicensure nursing programs. Thematic analysis revealed two salient themes: “Standing out” and “It’s not just about me.” The findings from this study shed new light on this persistent issue and inform faculty members and nursing school administrators about the strategies and ways of framing the educational experience that may create environments that are welcoming to African American students to address the retention of African American students in pre-licensure nursing programs.
This dissertation has also been disseminated through the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. Dissertation/thesis number: 10119269; ProQuest document ID: 1795570272. The author still retains copyright.
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|Review Type||None: Degree-based Submission|
|Research Approach||Qualitative Research|
African American Nursing Students;
|Advisor||Ironside, Pamela M.;
Dreifuerst, Kristina Thomas;
Mutegi, Jomo W.;
Crowder, Sharron J.
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