Nursing and Health Vol. 1(2), pp. 31 - 35
DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010203
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An Examination of Hispanic Middle School Students’ Interest in Nursing as a Career Choice


Laura McQueen1,*, Lynn Zimmerman2
1 School of Nursing, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27514
2 Multicultural Education, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, 46323, Indiana

ABSTRACT

This study examines a group of middle school students who are Hispanic and their interest in attending college and pursuing a career in nursing. Although males and females both participated, mostly females expressed an interest in nursing as a profession. In this study investigators examined Hispanic middle school students knowledge and interest in attending college for a nursing degree and discussed methods to assist in developing more interest in nursing as a career choice for middle school students who are Hispanic. This project supports the need for creating a diverse nursing workforce through inclusion of underrepresented populations. The significance of this study is that it can be used to develop programs aimed at recruitment and retention of student nurses who are Hispanic.

KEYWORDS
Nursing Career Hispanic Middle School Students

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Laura McQueen , Lynn Zimmerman , "An Examination of Hispanic Middle School Students’ Interest in Nursing as a Career Choice," Nursing and Health, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 31 - 35, 2013. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010203.

(b). APA Format:
Laura McQueen , Lynn Zimmerman (2013). An Examination of Hispanic Middle School Students’ Interest in Nursing as a Career Choice. Nursing and Health, 1(2), 31 - 35. DOI: 10.13189/nh.2013.010203.