Stacy Johnson, MSc, BSc, RN, is a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, England. Her research interests include diversity and entrepreneurship in nursing. The research reported here was carried out as part of a Mary Seacole Leadership Award. She may be reached at Stacy.Johnson@nottingham.ac.uk.
Theme 6: Diversity Excellence
Degrees of Success
Safeguarding an Ethnically Diverse Nursing Workforce in Nursing Education
Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
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Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture
Special Issue: Reframing Diversity Interventions in Austere Times
Volume 3, Issue S1, pages 321–345, May 2013
How to Cite
Johnson, S., Scammell, J. and Serrant-Green, L. (2013), Degrees of Success. J of Psych Issues in Org Culture, 3: 321–345. doi: 10.1002/jpoc.21069
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 30 MAY 2013
By the end of 2013, all programs leading to the registered nurse qualification in the United Kingdom will be at the bachelor's degree level. There is concern that all-degree nursing education might threaten the diversity of the future nursing workforce in the United Kingdom.
This article reports on a qualitative pilot study exploring the critical issues for access, recruitment, and retention of Black and minority ethnic (BME) students in U.K. nursing degree programs from the students' perspective. The study utilized action research, and this article reports on the first two stages of the action research cycle, problem identification and identification of actions. The data were collected through focus groups and interviews with BME students and then analyzed with iterative thematic analysis.
The objective was to inform an action framework for U.K. universities devising access, recruitment, admission, and retention practice for BME students when U.K. nurse training becomes all degree.