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The continuing quest for parity: HBCU nursing students' perspectives on nursing and nursing education

The continuing quest for parity: HBCU nursing students' perspectives on nursing and nursing education

Nurse Education Today 43: 23-27

The benefits of a diverse nursing workforce are well-recognized, yet, the attainment of a sustainable, competent and diverse nursing workforce continues to be a global challenge. In this qualitative study, we describe nursing students' perceptions on nursing and nursing education at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). Focus groups were conducted with 16 graduate and undergraduate nursing students. Four themes emerged: communication, lack of resources, support systems and professional socialization. Mentoring and civility were identified as factors important to enhance a diverse workforce.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.04.006

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