Experience of Hispanics in Nursing Education

A phenomenological study was carried out in the form of a semi-structured interview to collect data from a convenience sample of twelve Hispanic students who had recently graduated or were in their last semester of a baccalaureate nursing program. The model of Nursing Student Retention and Anti-deficit Achievement theory guided the framework of this study to explore the following questions: 1) How do Hispanic nurses describe their lived experience in nursing education? 2) What aids Hispanic BSN students to persist in a nursing education? 3) How does the academic experience of Hispanic BSN students help cultivate graduate studies aspirations?