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J Transcult Nurs. 2016 Jul;27(4):400-12. doi: 10.1177/1043659615595867. Epub 2015 Jul 21.

The Culturally Diverse Nursing Student: A Review of the Literature.

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Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA vclarymuronda@gmail.com.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this article is to discuss the facilitators and barriers to the retention and graduation of the culturally diverse nursing student using the social ecological model (SEM).

DESIGN:

Literature review.

METHOD:

A review of the literature was conducted and the SEM was used to evaluate the facilitators and barriers to the success of culturally diverse nursing students.

FINDINGS:

The SEM is an appropriate means to evaluate the facilitators and barriers to the retention and success of the culturally diverse nursing student. Researchers link health disparities in marginalized populations with diversity of the health care workforce. Consequently, the SEM provides a multidimensional view of the problem of focus, while providing a guide for the development for sustainable solutions to address the issues. Additional research is necessary using a social determinant of health model such as the SEM to facilitate dialogue and change in current retention strategies.

KEYWORDS:

culturally; diverse; education; nursing; student

PMID:
26199289
DOI:
10.1177/1043659615595867
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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