Microaggressions against graduate nursing students of color affect success rates, study finds

Microaggressions directed toward graduate nursing students of color can lead to decreased wellness and satisfaction and increased rates of depression, a study presented at the 2021 DNPs of Color Virtual Conference on Oct. 23 found.

Researchers conducted a quantitative, cross-sectional study of 130 nurses from May to July 2020 that included a 16-item Racial and Ethnic Microaggression Scale, two-item Patient Health Questionnaire and six questions measuring participants’ satisfaction with training.

Researchers found: 

  • No significant difference in the number of self-reported microaggressions between non-Latino white students and students of color. 

  • An inverse correlation between the greater self-reported experience of microaggression and lesser satisfaction with graduate nursing training.

  • A positive correlation between greater self-reported experience of microaggressions and greater symptoms of depression.

Read the full study here

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