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Keywords

Academic Integration, Cultural Integration, English as a Second Language, Faculty Support, Nursing Education

 

Authors

  1. Sailsman, Sonique

Abstract

AIM: The purpose of this literature review is to provide nurse educators with the evidence necessary to support future research and expansion of programs for English-as-a-second-language (ESL) nursing students.

 

BACKGROUND: Nursing education has expanded significantly in response to the Institute of Medicine's 2010 call for an increase in the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses. The demographics of nursing students have also grown to include those who are ethnically and linguistically diverse. This literature review presents a robust compilation of evidence providing insight into the integration experience of nursing students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds.

 

METHOD: Peer-reviewed articles, along with other seminal sources, were identified.

 

RESULTS: The evidence highlights student challenges with academic language, cultural stressors, and faculty support.

 

CONCLUSION: Findings indicate that ESL nursing students experience challenges with academic integration. Future research can provide insight into how these students navigate specific learning environments.