at risk students, diversity, minority students, nursing students, student advisement



  1. McLain, Rhonda M. PhD, RN
  2. Fifolt, Matthew PhD
  3. Dawson, Martha A. DNP, FACHE, RN
  4. Su, Wei PhD
  5. Milligan, Gary DNP, RN
  6. Davis, Sandra MSN, RN
  7. Hites, Lisle PhD


Diversity in the nursing workforce has a positive impact on the quality of care provided to minority patients. Although the number of students from diverse backgrounds entering nursing programs has increased, the attrition rate of these students remains high. This study assessed the construct validity of a self-assessment tool that can be used by faculty advisors to determine individual academic needs of students.