EdD Doctor of Education
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Thompson, Carol C.
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Attrition Rates, Barriers, Education, Foreign-born, Male, Nursing Students
Nursing students, Foreign; Male nurses
Gender Equity in Education | Health and Physical Education | Higher Education
The United States has a 36% shortage of full-time nurses. This is projected to worsen. There will be a need for 260, 000 more nurses by 2025 and more than 581,000 new nursing positions will be created through 2024 (American Association College of Nursing, 2011; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015). By 2030, New Jersey's shortage of nurses will exceed 43% (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2017). If a diverse population of students complete a nursing program and become nurses working in the field, the literature reports that there are better client outcomes when the healthcare industry mirrors the population that is being served (Kanchana & Sangamesh, 2016; NACNEP, 2013; NRC, 2004). This qualitative study gave insight into barriers that may impede foreign-born and educated male students' success in United States nursing programs. These students' prior pedagogical experiences, lack of social and family support, and stress appeared to play a significant role in their success while completing course work in a nursing program.
Dunn, Lisa Marie, "Barriers that impede foreign-born and educated male nursing students' success in a United States nursing program: A case study" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2835.