Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)




During the past eight years, there has been an increase in the migratory patterns offtamilies from Mexico to a rural community in Minnesota, served by Maternal Child public health nurses. Many of these families are undocumented or are of Mixed Citizenship status, citizens and undocumented residing together, and live in poverty. This ethnographic study examines the migratory experiences of these immigrants and the interconnection to the socioeconomic and cultural influences of community.

The primary tools of poetry, cultural stories, and photography, are incorporated in this field project. Understanding the cultural and socioeconomic context of migration for Mexican immigrants may strengthen individual and community-based cultural competence, health care reform, access, and practice-based social justice, and advocacy for the underserved.


SC 11.MAN.2002.Gunderso.JM

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Nursing Commons