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Abstract

This project discusses the shortage of African American registered nurses in the United States. The US has a population of over 300 million Americans. There are about two million registered nurses, of which only 9.9 percent are African American. Our research will review the barriers Blacks/African Americans experience on their paths to becoming registered nurses. We will also be looking into why there are disparities within the nursing population compared to other ethnicities. The information presented on the topic will cover current materials from literature review and census data.

Presentation Date

Summer 2018

Faculty Advisor

Beth Bright

Event

McNair Summer Research Conference

Keywords

McNair

Disciplines

Nursing

The Barriers African Americans Face in Becoming Registered Nurses

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