Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Pat Moran

Second Advisor

Beatriz Fantini

Third Advisor

Dr. Alvino Fantini


During the past twenty years, there has been a great influx of Spanish speaking people into the United States, especially the state of North Carolina. This increase of Spanish speakers has had an impact on all areas of society: employment, housing, health care, transportation, and education. This project focuses on language training for a specialized group who has a daily need to communicate in this new environment: school nurses. It examines materials that are currently available to teach nurses the Spanish language. It discusses the language requirements that nurses use to function in a multicultural environment. It looks at some of the Hispanic culture related to nursing care and provides an audio program designed to help school nurses learn enough basic Spanish to meet their professional needs while dealing with Spanish speaking students and their parents.


Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Nursing | Other Teacher Education and Professional Development | Student Counseling and Personnel Services