Creator

katie Bagley

Advisor

Henry, Melissa

Committee Member

Copeland, Darcy

Committee Member

Einhellig, Katrina

Committee Member

Softas-Nall, Basilia

Department

Nursing

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2019

Extent

100 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

Understanding about the experience of underrepresented students making the decision to choose nursing as a career would improve the ability of nursing programs to recruit applicants from a more diverse background. The purpose of this research was to explore the experience of underrepresented students who are considering nursing as a career but have not yet applied to a nursing program. This research was conducted using a descriptive phenomenological research method. Thirteen participants participated in the study. The participant interviews were interpreted as an expression of pre-nursing students from racially or ethnically underrepresented backgrounds who are feeling they are in a stressful situation and who are experiencing a feeling of isolation and a perception of discrimination. Highlighted is the need for promotion of improved patterns of responding for the staff and faculty of nursing programs, promotion of counseling services, as well as evidence based recruitment efforts. By critically reflecting upon the status quo of the experience of being a pre-nursing student, inequities and injustices can be brought to light and potentially remedied.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Bagley_unco_0161D_10729

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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