Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Student perceptions of minority nursing students at a urban public university
by Efada, Faith, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 78; 10251751
Abstract (Summary)

Currently, the shortage of minority nurses in nursing schools directly influences further recruitment and retention of minorities as well as the overall quality of nursing practice. To identify variables related to recruitment and retention of minority nurses and the current cultural climate of nursing schools, this study examined California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), nursing students’ perceptions of the experience of minorities enrolled in baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs at the university. The study surveyed 41 nursing students in two different classrooms using a modified version of the Cultural Awareness Scale. Findings signified that although the university was perceived as culturally fair, many students identified their own existing biases, views, and comfortability in interacting with other cultures. Further research is needed with larger sample sizes to further assess the cultural climate in the School of Nursing at CSULB.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kumrow, David
Commitee: Keely, Beth, Norby, Ronald
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, Nursing, Ethnic studies
Publication Number: 10251751
ISBN: 978-1-369-57544-6
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