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Strengthening American Indian nurse scientist training through tradition: partnering with elders

TitleStrengthening American Indian nurse scientist training through tradition: partnering with elders
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsMoss, M, Tibbetts, L, Henly, SJ, Dahlen, BJ, Patchell, B, Struthers, R
JournalJ Cult DiversJ Cult Divers
Volume12
Pagination50-5
Date PublishedSummer
ISBN Number1071-5568 (Print)<br/>1071-5568 (Linking)
Accession Number16028449
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Cultural Characteristics, Education, Nursing, Graduate/ organization & administration/standards, Health Services for the Aged/organization & administration, Health Services Needs and Demand/organization & administration, Humans, Indians, North American, Intergenerational Relations/ ethnology, Mentors/ education, Minnesota, Nurse's Role, Nursing Education Research
AbstractAmerican Indian elders have long been the grandparents to not only their own relatives but also other 'grandchildren' in their tribes, clans and extended families. This worldview demands an elder-youth connection and has been integral to the success of the "American Indian MS to PhD Nursing Science Bridge" at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing. Elders support the program mission to increase the number (from 12) of doctorally prepared Native nurses. They have been participants in formal and informal programming, special advising, and presence from reservations and in urban Minneapolis. Program feedback reveals cultural value in the elders' presence.
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