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ERIC Number: ED080076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 21
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Is Nursing a Viable Career for Blacks? (A Study of Black and White Freshman Nursing Students).
Miller, Michael H.
It has been suggested that underrepresentation of blacks in professional nursing results from insufficient black-nurse role models. This study of 331 black and white freshman nursing students in three, two year, associate degree programs argues that blacks are not professional nurses for reasons other than a lack of role models. The results show that the black and white students differ little in regard to values and orientation toward nursing. The socio-economic variation between the black and white students appears to account for the small variation observed. Discrimination by schools of nursing is suggested as the major barrier to blacks becoming registered nurses. (Author)
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Note: Paper prepared for the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973