Educators’ strategies for engaging diverse students in undergraduate nursing education programs: a scoping review protocol Journal Articles uri icon

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  • OBJECTIVE: The objective of this scoping review is to identify and chart teaching strategies that educators use in classroom settings to engage diverse students in undergraduate nursing education programs. INTRODUCTION: Student engagement is critical to facilitating academic success and significant learning experiences for undergraduate nursing students. However, students from diverse backgrounds face challenges in undergraduate nursing programs, and these challenges impact their academic engagement and sense of belonging and inclusion. Creating conditions in nursing education that foster engagement by meeting the learning needs of diverse learners could facilitate their success, which ultimately might strengthen the nursing workforce diversity. INCLUSION CRITERIA: This review will consider papers on how educators engage undergraduate nursing students from diverse backgrounds in classroom settings, including online, face-to-face, and blended formats, irrespective of the country. Evidence obtained from all sources including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies, systematic reviews, as well as gray literature will be considered for inclusion. METHODS: JBI methodology for scoping reviews, which includes a three-step search strategy, will be employed. First, keywords will be identified from relevant articles in CINAHL and ERIC. Second, another search using the identified keywords and index terms across select databases will be conducted. Third, the reference lists of all identified articles will be screened for additional papers. Titles and abstracts will be screened by two independent reviewers, and then followed by the full text review of included articles against the inclusion criteria by two independent reviewers. Data will be extracted from included articles and the findings will be presented in tables, figures, and narratively as appropriate. SCOPING REVIEW PROTOCOL REGISTRATION: Open Science Framework


  • Iduye, Damilola
  • Vukic, Adele
  • Waldron, Ingrid
  • Price, Sheri
  • Sheffer, Catherine
  • McKibbon, Shelley
  • Dorey, Rachel
  • Yu, Ziwa

publication date

  • May 2021