Impact of Cultural Immersion on Student Nurses' Cultural Competence

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148453
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Impact of Cultural Immersion on Student Nurses' Cultural Competence
Abstract:
Impact of Cultural Immersion on Student Nurses' Cultural Competence
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Rickabaugh, Linda R., MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:A. Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, CPNP; Lisa Allison-Jones, PhD, RN; Rebecca Culver Clark, PhD, RN
[Scientific Session Presentation] A current challenge in nursing education is assisting students to achieve a level of cultural competence.  This presentation ddescribes the impact of a 9-day immersion experience on nursing student?s cultural competence. This qualitative research study eexplored the effectiveness of a cultural immersion experience as a method of pedagogy in effort to meet the elements related to ccultural competence in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nurses.With the increased diversity of our nation?s population and globalization, there is considerable agreement that nurses must bbe culturally competent. The revised Essentials mandate nursing education include meaningful clinical experiences with diverse ppopulations ?in order to provide safe, humanistic high quality care? (1). Cultural immersion has been described in the literature as a method of increasing cultural competence. Benefits of cultural immersion experiences include increased knowledge of cultural differences, increased awareness of differences in healthcare systems and nursing practices, and personal development. With this in mind, nursing faculty developed an educational experience to complement a medical mission trip. As personal reflection is an essential component for development of competence, faculty designed a naturalistic, phenomenological qualitative research design to assess outcomes of the experience. Six Baccalaureate nursing students participated in this study and accompanied nursing faculty on an immersion experience in Honduras. Nursing students, paired with faculty, provided care for families in mountain villages. Students completed journals and participated in group reflection. Data analysis will use an a priori methodology based on the constructs identified by Campinha-Bacote: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge & skills, cultural encounters, and cultural desire (2). Credibility of the data and conclusions will be addressed through triangulation and confirmability by researchers and team members.American Association of College of Nursing. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC. Campinha-Bacote, J. (2007). The journey continues. Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleImpact of Cultural Immersion on Student Nurses' Cultural Competenceen_GB
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dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Impact of Cultural Immersion on Student Nurses' Cultural Competence</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rickabaugh, Linda R., MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Jefferson College of Health Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">linda@jchs.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Michelle Hartman, DNP, RN, CPNP; Lisa Allison-Jones, PhD, RN; Rebecca Culver Clark, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] A current challenge in nursing education is assisting students to achieve a level of cultural competence. &nbsp;This presentation ddescribes the impact of a 9-day immersion experience on nursing student?s cultural competence. This qualitative research study eexplored the effectiveness of a cultural immersion experience as a method of pedagogy in effort to meet the elements related to ccultural competence in The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nurses.With the increased diversity of our nation?s population and globalization, there is considerable agreement that nurses must bbe culturally competent. The revised Essentials mandate nursing education include meaningful clinical experiences with diverse ppopulations ?in order to provide safe, humanistic high quality care? (1).&nbsp;Cultural immersion has been described in the literature as a method of increasing cultural competence. Benefits of cultural immersion experiences include increased knowledge of cultural differences, increased awareness of differences in healthcare systems and nursing practices, and personal development. With this in mind, nursing faculty developed an educational experience to complement a medical mission trip. As personal reflection is an essential component for development of competence, faculty designed a naturalistic, phenomenological qualitative research design to assess outcomes of the experience. Six Baccalaureate nursing students participated in this study and accompanied nursing faculty on an immersion experience in Honduras. Nursing students, paired with faculty, provided care for families in mountain villages. Students completed journals and participated in group reflection. Data analysis will use an a priori methodology based on the constructs identified by Campinha-Bacote: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge &amp; skills, cultural encounters, and cultural desire (2). Credibility of the data and conclusions will be addressed through triangulation and confirmability by researchers and team members.American Association of College of Nursing. (2008). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC. Campinha-Bacote, J. (2007). The journey continues. Transcultural C.A.R.E. Associates.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:45:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:45:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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