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Developing Native American Nurse Scientists

Nancy L. Fahrenwald, PhD, RN and Rebecca J. Maurer, MS, RN. College of Nursing, South Dakota State University, Box 2275, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4098, Nancy_Fahrenwald@sdstate.edu

American Indians experience disproportionately higher rates of leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, there are few American Indian nurse scientists who are prepared to conduct population-based health research in their tribal communities. This session describes a creative effort to foster interest in research which took place between American Indian Tribal Colleges in South Dakota and South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing. Tribal college nursing students developed proposals to study important health issues on their reservation. A designated university faculty member assisted each student with proposal writing, facilitated institutional review board approval, and mentored the student in the process of data collection, analysis and reporting of findings. The session will include a summary of five student projects. An important outcome of the program is an increased enrollment of American Indian nurses in the Registered Nurse baccalaureate degree completion program offered by South Dakota State University. The project was funded by the National Institutes of Health, #1 R25 GM62002-01.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner will be able to

Keywords: Nursing Education, American Indians

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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Cultural Diversity

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA