Support for culturally and linguistically diverse mental health and learning disability student nurses

Chris Wagstaff, Steve Hemingway, Isaac Tuffour, Sinikiwe Simbani, Sally Arrey, Eula Miller, Thomas Currid

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This paper explores the challenges faced by international mental health and learning disability student nurses studying in the UK and provides guidelines to address some of the issues raised. The definition of an international student is broadened to include culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) student nurses who encounter similar dynamics as traditional international students. The paper highlights challenges faced by CALD students in university and practice settings, such as language proficiency, cultural barriers, limited learning opportunities, and inadequate support. The paper proposes practical interventions and pedagogical innovations to support CALD students in their nursing studies, aiming to enhance their academic success and transition into the nursing workforce.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalBritish Journal of Mental Health Nursing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2023

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