Kechi Iheduru-Anderson

Kechi Iheduru-Anderson
Central Michigan University | CMU · College of Health Professions

Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Introduction
Equity and diversity in Nursing education and leadership.

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The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of Black African‐born nurses (BABN) with non‐native accents regarding their nursing career advancement in the United States. Data were collected using individual interviews. Fifteen nurses originally from three sub‐Saharan African countries were included in the study. The findings were report...
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Background Black/African American nurses (BAANs) in the United States (US) experience barriers to career advancement. Aim The specific aims of this study were to a) explore how the perception of racism or racial bias affects the motivation of Black/African American nurses (BAANs) in the United States (US) to seek and apply for nursing leadership a...
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Purpose The purpose of this integrative review was to describe the experience of being outsiders in nursing as described by Black African Born Nurses and Student Nurses (BABN&SN) in the U.S., give voice to their experiences in U.S. academia and healthcare settings, discuss the implications of the BABN&SN othering on the U.S. healthcare systems, and...
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The nursing profession has been predominantly white and female since the time of Florence Nightingale. The United States 2020 census revealed a changing demographic landscape in which white people are no longer the majority race; this shift will continue well into the future based on who is having babies. Calls to diversify the nursing workforce an...
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The study aimed to describe how prelicensure student nurses perceive academic support and their institutions’ response during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis. The shift to online learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted every aspect of higher education, including pre-licensure nursing students. Prelicensure nursing education is one of the most s...
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Being racialized as Black in the United States has contributed to this population having to operate with a level of race‐induced trauma, especially those who are darkly melanated. Historically, Black persons have been terrorized into colonization, and the cultural psychology of anti‐Blackness has been entrenched in our society. Through the practice...
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In the profession of nursing, whiteness continues to be deeply rooted because of the uncritical recognition of the white racial domination evident within the ranks of nursing leadership. White privilege is exerted in its ascendency and policy‐making within the nursing discipline and in the Eurocentric agenda that commands nursing pedagogy. While at...
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Background Black and African American people make up a little over 13% of the United States population. Black nurses represent 7.8% of US nurses and 8.7% of nursing faculty. The exact percentage of Black nurses in academic leadership cannot be ascertained. Studies indicate the need to diversify nursing at every level including academic nursing lead...
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Severe under-representation of Black women academic nurse leaders persists in United States higher education, and a major research gap still exists regarding experiences of these leaders, and facilitators of and barriers to their success. Our objective was to examine how race and gender influence how Black women academic nurse leaders’ function in...
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As the COVID-19 crisis escalated in early 2020, schools of nursing and nursing programs in the United States and around the world shut down. Nurse faculty were forced transition to online teaching in a short time. Descriptive phenomenology was used to explore the experiences of associate degree nurse faculty who transitioned to online teaching duri...
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Background There are multiple educational programs for individuals to become registered nurses (RNs), and the transition from an associate degree or diploma to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is vital to healthcare. This study examined the factors contributing to delayed completion or withdrawal from online RN-BSN nursing programs fro...
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Background Unfortunately, racism and discrimination against Ethnic minority (EM) has been globalized, universally infecting industries worldwide, and the field of nursing has not been spared. In the United States (US), overt and institutionalized racism (IR) still permeates the fields of nursing, nursing leadership, and nursing education. Programs...
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Background Healthy work environment is essential to patients’ safety, staff recruitment, retention, and organization's financial viability. It is imperative to examine, understand and mitigate any and all factors that may contribute to unhealthy work environment. Purpose This study aimed to describe how African-born Black nurses felt their race af...
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Background Race is a barrier and source of inequality affecting ethnic minorities in nursing practice and education. Purpose This integrative review study aimed to determine whether racism and institutionalized racism are explicitly named in the titles and abstracts of peer‐reviewed publications on nursing education, leadership, and the nursing pr...
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has placed significant strain on United States' health care and health care providers. While most Americans were sheltering in place, nurses headed to work. Many lacked adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), increasing the risk of becoming infected or infecting others. Some health care organizations were n...
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Background There is a paucity of Black and minority ethnic group nurse leaders and faculty in the nursing profession, even though the overall number of nurses within this demographic has increased. This study aimed to examine Black nurses' perceptions of the barriers to career advancement in nursing profession in the United States. Procedure Parti...
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Background There are multiple educational programs for individuals to become registered nurses (RNs), and the transition from an associate degree or diploma to a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree is vital to healthcare. This study examined the factors contributing to delayed completion or withdrawal from online nursing programs from students’ perspe...
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The current Ebolavirus disease (EVD) outbreak in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri is the tenth outbreak affecting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); the first outbreak occurring in a war context, and the second most deadly Ebolavirus outbreak on record following the 2014 outbreak in West Africa. The DRC government’s response consisted of...
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Introduction: Successful transition to practice of internationally educated nurses (IENs) can critically affect quality of care. The aim of this study was to characterize the facilitators and barriers to transition of Nigerian IENs (NIENs) to the United States health care setting. Method: Using a descriptive phenomenology approach, 6 NIENs were...
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Health disparities is described as inequalities signified by differences in environment, access, utilization, quality of care, health status, or particular health outcomes. On a variety of health measures, healthcare access and other social determinants of health, minority men fare worse than white men. Nurses have the responsibility to eliminate h...

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