The Impact of Violence on Nursing Students in Mexico: A Lived Experience

By Barbara Joyce, Silvia Najera, Norma Brown and Valerie Sievers.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore the lived experience of student nurses in Mexico as they are exposed to multidimensional types of violence. Interviews were conducted and transcripts provided case quotes to delineate key words, clusters, categories, and thematic subgroups that emerged. Interviews provided confirmation of themes and of the lived experience of exposure to violence. The study findings provide a foundation for development of interventions to assist students in achieving academic success despite their exposure to violence.

Keywords: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Community Violence

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2014, pp.57-65. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: March 7, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 351.384KB)).

Dr. Barbara Joyce

Associate Professor, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Dr. Barbara Joyce role models the practice of community/public health nursing in nursing academia as evidenced by collaboration and teamwork for development of successful partnerships. Her teaching team, represented by joint appointments and contractual agreements, work collaboratively to plan service-learning experiences that reflect community needs and influence community change. She serves as a board member of the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and as nursing consultant for the Universidad Autonoma De Ciudad Juarez.

Prof. Silvia Najera

Faculty, College of Nursing, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico

Silvia Najera is a faculty member of the College of Nursing at the University of Juarez Chihuahua. She is member of the Faculty Organization and Curriculum Committee and serves as lead faculty and clinical faculty. Her research interests include academic preparedness and academic success for nursing students.

Norma Brown

Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, USA

Norma Brown is a clinical instructor and lecturer in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a clinical nurse specialist in maternal child health and has a practice with mothers and children. Her area of practice is in neonatal nursing and has served as a consultant in Honduras for the neonatal transport program.

Valerie Sievers

Coordinator, Forensic Nursing and Correctional Health Education, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA