For this question, please read the following case study and then respond to the questions noted below.
Margaret Wayne is a Master’s prepared staff educator employed in a 375-bed acute care facility in a large metropolitan area. She notes that her hospital was recently successful in recruiting many new nurses, thanks to the implementation of a new salary structure which was unveiled at a 2-day long career fair. Margaret has just learned that the new employees (approximately 40 in all) are to be scheduled for general orientation within the next few weeks.
When Margaret reviewed the “New Employee Data Sheets” that were forwarded from human resources, she learned that the ages of the new employees ranged from 19 through 50 and included unlicensed assistive personnel, LPNs, and RNs (with varying backgrounds such as hospital-based diploma school, associate degree, and baccalaureate-prepared graduates). In addition, she found out that the hospital hired two clinical nurse specialists and three nurse practitioners. She also noted that several members of the group identify themselves as “Hispanic” and “Asian.”
- Given the educational, age, and ethnic diversity, how can Margaret assess the needs of this diverse group of learners?
- Recommend at least three learning strategies that may be helpful in terms of conveying information to a group of 40 people.
- Elaborate how cultural, educational, and age-specific diversity can be successfully addressed.