The Learning Achievement Program: Fostering Student Cultural Diversity : Nurse Educator

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The Learning Achievement Program

Fostering Student Cultural Diversity

Bagnardi, Margaret MSN, ARNP; Perkel, Linda K. PhD, RN

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As students from minority backgrounds increased to approximately 54% of one university nursing program, faculty were concerned as retention of these students has dramatically declined. In response, the school initiated a project called the Learning Achievement Program, funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, which is a transitional and developmental program for minority and/or disadvantaged students. The authors discuss the program, the challenges faced by students and faculty, and how the Learning Achievement Program influenced the diverse population in the nursing school.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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