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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157226
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Cultural Competencies for Baccalaureate Education Developed by the AACN
Abstract:
Cultural Competencies for Baccalaureate Education Developed by the AACN
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Ballantyne, Jean, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Alaska, School of Nursing
Title:Director, School of Nursing
Contact Address:School of Nursing ,, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508-4614, USA
Contact Telephone:800-577-1770
Purpose: The purpose of the Preparing a Culturally Competent Nursing Workforce Initiative was to create cultural competencies for baccalaureate nursing education. This project spanned an 18 month period beginning in January 2006 and was supported with grant funding from the California Endowment. Background: Nurses spend more time assessing and managing patients than any other group of health care providers. It is imperative that nurses be educated in providing culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse population in the United States. Nurses must be aware of patients' beliefs, religion, values, primary language, and other cultural socioeconomic factors that influence their health. One barrier to nurses achieving cultural competence has been the lack of uniform standards that outline essential competencies. Although many efforts have been made to incorporate cultural factors into traditional nursing curricula, disparities among diverse populations in health status and access to care underscore the need for establishing essential cultural competencies in professional nursing education. Implementation: In 2006, the California Endowment awarded the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) grant funding to address the lack of coherent national nursing attention to provision of culturally competent patient care and establish cultural competencies for baccalaureate nurses. As part of the work, AACN convened a national panel of expert educators and clinicians to review and make recommendations about strengthening the cultural competency elements of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education. The product of this work includes five cultural competencies for baccalaureate nursing education. Outcomes: No one set of standards will outline the specific care needs of the diverse array of patients and communities that comprise the population of the US. However, competencies developed by the AACN expert panel provide a frame of expectations that can guide the nursing educator to prepare a culturally competent workforce. The work of the expert panel resulted in five competencies being recommended for inclusion in the revised Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education. The competencies include learning content and strategies as well as a toolkit with resource material for educators. The toolkit is housed on the AACN website. Conclusion: The AACN expert panel established five cultural competencies for baccalaureate nursing education with support from a California Endowment grant. The toolkit that accompanies the competencies paves the way for application of the competencies in teaching-learning encounters. Looking to the future, integration of these competencies is the first step toward preparing the next generation of nurses with the skills, attitudes, and knowledge they need to provide excellent nursing care to the wide array of culturally diverse patients who need nursing care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCultural Competencies for Baccalaureate Education Developed by the AACNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157226-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Cultural Competencies for Baccalaureate Education Developed by the AACN</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Ballantyne, Jean, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Alaska, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing ,, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK, 99508-4614, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">800-577-1770</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">afjeb@uaa.alaska.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of the Preparing a Culturally Competent Nursing Workforce Initiative was to create cultural competencies for baccalaureate nursing education. This project spanned an 18 month period beginning in January 2006 and was supported with grant funding from the California Endowment. Background: Nurses spend more time assessing and managing patients than any other group of health care providers. It is imperative that nurses be educated in providing culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse population in the United States. Nurses must be aware of patients' beliefs, religion, values, primary language, and other cultural socioeconomic factors that influence their health. One barrier to nurses achieving cultural competence has been the lack of uniform standards that outline essential competencies. Although many efforts have been made to incorporate cultural factors into traditional nursing curricula, disparities among diverse populations in health status and access to care underscore the need for establishing essential cultural competencies in professional nursing education. Implementation: In 2006, the California Endowment awarded the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) grant funding to address the lack of coherent national nursing attention to provision of culturally competent patient care and establish cultural competencies for baccalaureate nurses. As part of the work, AACN convened a national panel of expert educators and clinicians to review and make recommendations about strengthening the cultural competency elements of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education. The product of this work includes five cultural competencies for baccalaureate nursing education. Outcomes: No one set of standards will outline the specific care needs of the diverse array of patients and communities that comprise the population of the US. However, competencies developed by the AACN expert panel provide a frame of expectations that can guide the nursing educator to prepare a culturally competent workforce. The work of the expert panel resulted in five competencies being recommended for inclusion in the revised Essentials of Baccalaureate Nursing Education. The competencies include learning content and strategies as well as a toolkit with resource material for educators. The toolkit is housed on the AACN website. Conclusion: The AACN expert panel established five cultural competencies for baccalaureate nursing education with support from a California Endowment grant. The toolkit that accompanies the competencies paves the way for application of the competencies in teaching-learning encounters. Looking to the future, integration of these competencies is the first step toward preparing the next generation of nurses with the skills, attitudes, and knowledge they need to provide excellent nursing care to the wide array of culturally diverse patients who need nursing care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:40:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:40:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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