What is it about?
The percentage of Black RNs in the nursing profession is lower than the representation of Black people in the US. The gap is most pronounced in Southern states. This study’s purpose was to look at admission criteria to determine if there were any regional differences that might explain this.
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Why is it important?
Nursing is the largest component of the health care workforce. The lack of representation in health care is one of many factors involved in health disparities. Admission to colleges and universities is a gatekeeping structure that disproportionately affects Black students in a variety of ways.
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This page is a summary of: Nursing Program Admission Barriers in the United States, Nurse Educator, July 2021, Wolters Kluwer Health, DOI: 10.1097/nne.0000000000001071.
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