Darci McCall, an assistant professor of nursing in the School of Nursing, collaborated with faculty at Columbia Basin College and Skagit Valley College to publish an article in the “Journal of Nursing Education” titled The Lived Experience of Stress in Latinx Nursing Students: Implications for Recruitment and Retention.
The article reads: “Health leadership groups have identified a need for more culturally competent nurses as a means to reduce health disparities. Nurses who identify as minorities are more likely to practice in underserved areas with minority populations, leading to more effective, culturally competent care. Despite efforts to increase the number of minority students graduating from nursing programs, the number remains disproportionately low and little is known about the specific experiences of the stressors experienced by these students.”
The investigative team conducted focus group interviews to learn about the experiences of Latinx nursing students. Their findings may help inform recruitment and retainment practices.