Unidos Saldremos Adelante, (Together We Will Succeed), A Hispanic Mentor Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307929
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Unidos Saldremos Adelante, (Together We Will Succeed), A Hispanic Mentor Program
Author(s):
Fernandez, Dinorah
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Dinorah Fernandez, RN, BSN, dinofer@sbcglobal.net
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

BACKGROUND: Diversity in nursing is a noticeable challenge in the United States with the number of Hispanic nurses being disproportionate to the current and projected population.  It is imperative that we analyze, recognize, and develop solutions for the lack of diversity in nursing in order to reduce health disparities among this minority group. 

PURPOSE: The purpose of this project is to provide a mentor program that supports the academic challenges and assists with overcoming barriers faced by potential Hispanic nursing students.

METHODS:   A mentor program called Unidos Saldremos Adelante (USA), (Together We Will Succeed), offers a curriculum that guides a potential nursing student towards success.  Courses offered include academic requirements, cultural barriers, out lined strategies to become a successful student, how to communicate and network, financial support, and peer-to-peer mentoring.  Short one-hour presentations will be given over lunch period to Hispanic students interested in nursing. Students will be paired and mentored with current nursing students in a four-year baccalaureate program.

RESULTS:  Students are followed and data collected over a five-year period. Data will track application and retention rates and student/faculty evaluations. 

CONCLUSIONS:  The nursing profession can address the need to increase the amount of Hispanic Registered Nurses (RN) through career outreach, awareness, and support of potential nursing students who have shown an interest in becoming an RN.  A mentor program developed specifically for Hispanic nursing students would meet the needs of students by addressing barriers and tribulations of entering a nursing program while offering support, peer-to-peer mentoring, and academic guidance.  This program empowers faculty to offer leadership and counseling to potential future RN’s that may be discouraged and/or redirected to other careers.

Keywords:
Hispanic; Diversity; Mentor
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleUnidos Saldremos Adelante, (Together We Will Succeed), A Hispanic Mentor Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFernandez, Dinorahen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsDinorah Fernandez, RN, BSN, dinofer@sbcglobal.neten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307929-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><strong>BACKGROUND:</strong> Diversity in nursing is a noticeable challenge in the United States with the number of Hispanic nurses being disproportionate to the current and projected population.  It is imperative that we analyze, recognize, and develop solutions for the lack of diversity in nursing in order to reduce health disparities among this minority group.  <p><strong>PURPOSE:</strong> The purpose<b> </b>of this project is to provide a mentor program that supports the academic challenges and assists with overcoming barriers faced by potential Hispanic nursing students. <p><strong>METHODS:</strong>   A mentor program called Unidos Saldremos Adelante (USA), (Together We Will Succeed), offers a curriculum that guides a potential nursing student towards success.  Courses offered include academic requirements, cultural barriers, out lined strategies to become a successful student, how to communicate and network, financial support, and peer-to-peer mentoring.  Short one-hour presentations will be given over lunch period to Hispanic students interested in nursing. Students will be paired and mentored with current nursing students in a four-year baccalaureate program. <p><strong>RESULTS:</strong>  Students are followed and data collected over a five-year period. Data will track application and retention rates and student/faculty evaluations.  <p><strong>CONCLUSIONS:</strong>  The nursing profession can address the need to increase the amount of Hispanic Registered Nurses (RN) through career outreach, awareness, and support of potential nursing students who have shown an interest in becoming an RN.  A mentor program developed specifically for Hispanic nursing students would meet the needs of students by addressing barriers and tribulations of entering a nursing program while offering support, peer-to-peer mentoring, and academic guidance.  This program empowers faculty to offer leadership and counseling to potential future RN’s that may be discouraged and/or redirected to other careers.<b><i> </i></b>en_GB
dc.subjectHispanicen_GB
dc.subjectDiversityen_GB
dc.subjectMentoren_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:24:16Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:24:16Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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