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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602647
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Strategies to Increase Nursing Student Diversity
Author(s):
McCoy, Victoria; Katsumata, Asako T.; Doughty, Andrea; Burch, Terese
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Lambda
Author Details:
Victoria McCoy, RN, ONC, victoria.z.mccoy@osfhealthcare.org; Asako T. Katsumata, PhD, ME, BA, RN; Andrea Doughty; Terese Burch, RN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: The US population is becoming more and more diversified. According to the year 2010 national census, the population was distributed as 72.6% white, 16.3% Hispanic, 12.6% African American, and 4.8% Asian. The most recent national figures on registered nurses indicate that 83.2% are white, 3.6% Hispanic, 5.4% African American, and 5.5% Asian. To provide socially and culturally competent patient care, it is necessary for nursing programs to produce diversified graduates. The objective of the project is to identify barriers to enrollment for the under-represented groups, i.e. African Americans, Hispanics and males, and to form action plans to recruit well qualified students to increase student diversity in nursing programs. Method: This is a qualitative study utilizing interviews with members of the target groups and nursing program recruiters. The project was done in three phases: 1). A literature review to determine successful recruitment strategies currently being used by nursing programs; 2) interviews with members of the target groups and nursing program recruiters; and 3). Development of a recruitment plan to help guide nursing colleges in diversifying the student body. Result: The major themes of barriers for the under-represented groups include lack of media image, role models, educational resources, money for tuition, guidance, opportunities, math and science academic foundation, confidence, and perseverance. The actions plans for recruiting diversified students include 1.) introduce nursing as a profession by utilizing multimedia, TV, radio, newspaper, pamphlet, internet and live presentation at middle schools, high schools, junior colleges, churches, shopping centers, community centers that have higher Hispanic, African American and/or male populations; 2). promote the importance and the reward of nursing as a profession by relating case scenarios and retelling positive stories from patients and nurses; 3). establish role models of Hispanic, African American and/or male nurses and/or nursing students in the communities by inviting members of these groups to meet with and talk to prospective nursing students at various nursing promotions, such middle and high school career days, college career fairs and community job fairs; 4). provide counseling on financial resources available to potential nursing students by detailing the financial obligations for nursing programs, the federal and state financial funding, the private sect loans, the scholarships available, and most importantly let the prospective students know that they will have guidance for the financial planning through the whole nursing program; 5). mentor potential nursing students to set up goals for their professional growth, to prioritize their goals and to persevere in achieving their goal to enroll in nursing program
Keywords:
diversity; nursing program; enrollment
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15LD2.28
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleStrategies to Increase Nursing Student Diversityen
dc.contributor.authorMcCoy, Victoriaen
dc.contributor.authorKatsumata, Asako T.en
dc.contributor.authorDoughty, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorBurch, Tereseen
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Lambdaen
dc.author.detailsVictoria McCoy, RN, ONC, victoria.z.mccoy@osfhealthcare.org; Asako T. Katsumata, PhD, ME, BA, RN; Andrea Doughty; Terese Burch, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602647en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: Background: The US population is becoming more and more diversified. According to the year 2010 national census, the population was distributed as 72.6% white, 16.3% Hispanic, 12.6% African American, and 4.8% Asian. The most recent national figures on registered nurses indicate that 83.2% are white, 3.6% Hispanic, 5.4% African American, and 5.5% Asian. To provide socially and culturally competent patient care, it is necessary for nursing programs to produce diversified graduates. The objective of the project is to identify barriers to enrollment for the under-represented groups, i.e. African Americans, Hispanics and males, and to form action plans to recruit well qualified students to increase student diversity in nursing programs. Method: This is a qualitative study utilizing interviews with members of the target groups and nursing program recruiters. The project was done in three phases: 1). A literature review to determine successful recruitment strategies currently being used by nursing programs; 2) interviews with members of the target groups and nursing program recruiters; and 3). Development of a recruitment plan to help guide nursing colleges in diversifying the student body. Result: The major themes of barriers for the under-represented groups include lack of media image, role models, educational resources, money for tuition, guidance, opportunities, math and science academic foundation, confidence, and perseverance. The actions plans for recruiting diversified students include 1.) introduce nursing as a profession by utilizing multimedia, TV, radio, newspaper, pamphlet, internet and live presentation at middle schools, high schools, junior colleges, churches, shopping centers, community centers that have higher Hispanic, African American and/or male populations; 2). promote the importance and the reward of nursing as a profession by relating case scenarios and retelling positive stories from patients and nurses; 3). establish role models of Hispanic, African American and/or male nurses and/or nursing students in the communities by inviting members of these groups to meet with and talk to prospective nursing students at various nursing promotions, such middle and high school career days, college career fairs and community job fairs; 4). provide counseling on financial resources available to potential nursing students by detailing the financial obligations for nursing programs, the federal and state financial funding, the private sect loans, the scholarships available, and most importantly let the prospective students know that they will have guidance for the financial planning through the whole nursing program; 5). mentor potential nursing students to set up goals for their professional growth, to prioritize their goals and to persevere in achieving their goal to enroll in nursing programen
dc.subjectdiversityen
dc.subjectnursing programen
dc.subjectenrollmenten
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:42Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:42Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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