Aboriginal Nursing Students’ Capacity to Succeed in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

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Author(s): Lisa Perley-Dutcher; Amanda Rogers, University of New Brunswick; Kathy Wilson, University of New Brunswick; Debbi Amirault, University of New Brunswick

Summary

Historically, Aboriginal students have been underrepresented in schools of nursing across Canada. Although Aboriginal peoples comprise almost 5% of the population in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2017), only 2.9% of the registered nursing workforce reports Aboriginal ancestry (ANAC, 2014). This study was conducted to determine factors that influence the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Aboriginal nursing students.
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Research Education Nursing