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Martin Meraz Garcia

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Chicano Education


This paper discusses the percentage of Chicano or Latino nurses compared to white and other minority nurses; This study will show a lower percentage of Chicano nurses compared to white and other minority nurses. I will also discuss the inequality in educational opportunities in this field for Chicana/os as well as show how providing more opportunities will improve the health and nursing care for Chicano consumers. Using information from the U.S. Census, along with statistics from state, national, and federal agencies, and other academic peer reviewed studies this study looks at the nursing field, more specifically in Spokane, Washington to see what improvements could be made to the health care for Chicano people.