Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, LGBT, LGBTQ, Nursing Students, Student Nurses, Undergraduate Student Nurses, Perceptions, Attitudes


Gender and Sexuality | Nursing


Jae Basiliere


Previous research has indicated that LGBTQIA+ clients continue to receive discriminatory care from healthcare professionals. Undergraduate nursing students (n = 24) completed a survey inquiring about their perceptions of knowledge of this vulnerable population, their preparedness to provide care, and the education they received from their BSN program. Twenty-two students’ responses, 91.67%, indicate a need for further education on the provision of care to LGBTQIA+ patients. These students demonstrated discrepancies in their perceptions and the application of their knowledge. As such, nursing programs should begin to consider providing more thorough education on this vulnerable population to prepare student nurses with practical skills to provide competent care to address care deficits affecting this community.