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Strategies to improve Maori recruitment and retention into nursing

55 months
Approved budget:
Miss Phillipa Barton
Professor Denise Wilson
Professor Stephen Neville
Health issue:
Other (generic health or health services)
Proposal type:
Māori Health PhD Scholarship
Lay summary
Maori recruitment into nursing has remained static at 6-7% for the past 3-4 decades. This research intends to investigate the possible reasons for this, by asking Maori student nurses, Maori registered nurses and key stakeholders their views on the possible reasons. We anticipate that this research will identify the issues related to policy, education, practice and regulation and find ways to increase the numbers of Maori wanting to become nurses.