Meeting Texas Nursing Workforce Needs Through Recruitment and Retention Initiatives. Academic Article uri icon


  • Evidence demonstrates health inequities can be ameliorated by a workforce whose diversity reflects the population served. The diversity of the Texas nursing workforce, however, is not reflective of the Texas population. This article reports on a project to recruit and retain minority nurses in Texas. The project goals were to improve enrollment for minority students, specifically Hispanic students, in an online South Texas baccalaureate nursing program (traditional BSN, second-degree BSN, and RN to BSN); facilitate student success; and promote student satisfaction. These goals were successfully achieved at one academic institution.

published proceedings

  • Nurs Educ Perspect

author list (cited authors)

  • Gary, J. C., Gosselin, K., Mulcahy, A., & Wise Matthews, D.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Gary, Jodie C||Gosselin, Kevin||Mulcahy, Abigail||Wise Matthews, Debra

publication date

  • November 2019