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Chapman, S. (2011). Barriers to Nursing Education for Native American High School Students. JBPHPD: Res, Educ and Policy, 4(2), 623-636.
Native Americans are the least represented of all minorities in US schools of nursing and the nursing workforce. Despite numerous efforts and strategies for recruiting and retaining Native Americans in nursing education, there has only been a slight increase in the Native American student nurses in the past decade. The shortage of Native American nurses in the workforce reflects this problem. The purpose of this qualitative study was to learn about barriers to nursing education from a select group of Native American high school seniors who expressed the desire to pursue nursing education. This study reflects the perceptions and experiences of seven Native American high school students through the analysis of qualitative interviews. An analysis of these interviews revealed five major barriers to nursing education: (1) insufficient knowledge about nursing as a career; (2) inadequate academic preparation in high school; (3) inadequate knowledge of financial resources available; (4) concerns and experiences with racism, negative stereotyping, and lack of cultural self-esteem; and (5) ambivalence about leaving the Tribe to attend nursing school. It is hoped that this study contributes to the growing body of knowledge about barriers to nursing education for Native American high school students and will contribute to future research on similar topics. (see full article)
Keywords: Native American barriers; high school; nursing education; higher education
DaKysha, M., Onsomu, E.O., Abuya, B.A. (20110. Entertainment-Education for Starting HIV/AIDS Discussions and Reducing Stigma: African American College Students’ Reactions to the Film Yesterday. JBPHPD: Res, Educ and Policy, 4(1), 563-573.
Entertainment-education is a media tool used to reduce the spread and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. This pilot study explored how African American (AA) college students understood stigma as portrayed in the South African film Yesterday. Data were collected through a focus group where four major themes emerged. One is “we can talk, but please do not touch.” The study shows that films on HIV/AIDS that feature people of African descent can be used to generate classroom discussions and promote positive attitudes about HIV/AIDS among AA students. (see full article)
Keywords: HIV/AIDS; entertainment-education; African American; students; South Africa