All minority populations are underrepresented in nursing when compared to the general population. Minority and nontraditional nursing students have lower retention and persistence rates as, well as lower NCLEX-RN® pass rates than white non-Hispanic nursing students. A variety of methods have been used to predict nursing student success and numerous interventions to improve student success have been reported. A review of these strategies reveals the necessity of thoughtful curricular and program approaches to increase the rate of success among nursing students. The Caring Imperative is proposed as a theoretical basis for these approaches.
nursing education, minority students
Campbell, Marjorie. "Minority Student Success in Nursing Education." (2007). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/gallup_fsp/7