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Keywords

attitudes, experiential learning, nursing students, poverty, social justice

 

Authors

  1. Vliem, Sally PhD, RN, CPNP

Abstract

The number of people living in poverty is growing, and it is important for nursing students to understand issues of social justice. Undergraduate nursing students completed the Attitude Toward Poverty-Short Form to determine if an experiential activity changed their attitudes from a behavioral to a structural perspective of poverty. Participants in the experimental group demonstrated a more structural perspective of poverty than did those in the control group. Implications for nursing education are discussed.