Title

They Took the Time... They Started To Care: Stories of African-American Nursing Students in Intercultural Caring Groups

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2001

Abstract

Socially responsible nurse educators articulate the need to explore opportunities for nursing students to participate in experiences that promote caring and respect for diversity. This research illuminates the experiences of 10 African-American nursing students who participated in caring groups while enrolled in a predominantly White nursing education program. Although the meanings embedded in the African-American students' stories revealed commonalities with those of European-American and international students, there were also some differences. The authors maintained a critical social consciousness to analyze and describe these commonalities and differences. This article discusses the constitutive patterns and themes that emerged from the data and addresses implications for nursing education and practice.

Journal

Advances in Nursing Science

Journal ISSN

0161-9268

Volume

23

Issue

3

First Page

11

Last Page

27