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White Paper: Insuring the Success of the Hispanic Nursing Student

 

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White Paper: Insuring the Success of the Hispanic Nursing Student

Josefina Lujan, PhD, RN

This White Paper responds to the need to identify best practices that insure the success of the Hispanic nursing student to diversify the nursing workforce. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its landmark 2010 report: "Initiative on the Future of Nursing" echoed the recommendations of the US Office of Minority Health (OMH) and other federal, state and private healthcare agencies and institutions calling for the diversification of the US nursing workforce. This diversification is essential so that culturally and linguistically competent care may be provided to the rapidly growing Hispanic population that currently accounts for approximately 14% of US residents (HRSA, 2013).

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