A Comparative Study of Cultural Competence Curricula in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303899
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Comparative Study of Cultural Competence Curricula in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs
Author(s):
Mesler, Donna M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Nu
Author Details:
Donna M. Mesler, PhD, RN, CPNP, Donna.Mesler@shu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose:

Three different forms of cultural competence curricula'are'found in baccalaureate nursing programs:' those with a nursing culture course, those with a non-nursing culture course and those that integrate culture content throughout the nursing curriculum.' The primary purpose of this study was to determine if one of these three forms of curricula is more efficacious in improving cultural competence and confidence in nursing students than the other two forms, and the secondary purpose was to determine if one of the three forms of curricula is more efficacious in improving cultural competence and confidence across academic levels.

Methods:

This study utilized a quantitative methodology with an exploratory, between-groups, cross-sectional and correlational research design to measure cultural competence and confidence in baccalaureate nursing students across three different forms of curricula and three different academic levels.' A convenience sample of 759 baccalaureate nursing students across six schools of nursing participated in the study. ''''''''' ''''

Results:

Only the students in the Nursing Culture Course Program reached a level of cultural competence.' The others did not.' Cultural competence and confidence increased significantly from freshman to junior year in all three programs, but not from junior to senior year. Cultural competence and confidence levels showed a positive correlation.'''

Conclusion:

Programs that offer a Non-Nursing Culture Course and Integrated Programs may need to revise their curriculum to include a Nursing Culture Course, taught by nursing faculty and consider including methods to incorporate a patient's culture into their plan of care for patients.' More research is necessary to confirm these results and longitudinal studies are recommended to follow students in to practice.

Keywords:
Nursing education; Cultural Competence; Nursing students
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Comparative Study of Cultural Competence Curricula in Baccalaureate Nursing Programsen
dc.contributor.authorMesler, Donna M.en
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Nuen
dc.author.detailsDonna M. Mesler, PhD, RN, CPNP, Donna.Mesler@shu.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303899-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Three different forms of cultural competence curricula'are'found in baccalaureate nursing programs:' those with a nursing culture course, those with a non-nursing culture course and those that integrate culture content throughout the nursing curriculum.' The primary purpose of this study was to determine if one of these three forms of curricula is more efficacious in improving cultural competence and confidence in nursing students than the other two forms, and the secondary purpose was to determine if one of the three forms of curricula is more efficacious in improving cultural competence and confidence across academic levels. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This study utilized a quantitative methodology with an exploratory, between-groups, cross-sectional and correlational research design to measure cultural competence and confidence in baccalaureate nursing students across three different forms of curricula and three different academic levels.' A convenience sample of 759 baccalaureate nursing students across<b> </b>six schools of nursing participated in the study. ''''''''' '''' <p><b>Results: </b> <p align="left" class="T">Only the students in the Nursing Culture Course Program reached a level of cultural competence.' The others did not.' Cultural competence and confidence increased significantly from freshman to junior year in all three programs, but not from junior to senior year. Cultural competence and confidence levels showed a positive correlation.''' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Programs that offer a Non-Nursing Culture Course and Integrated Programs may need to revise their curriculum to include a Nursing Culture Course, taught by nursing faculty and consider including methods to incorporate a patient's culture into their plan of care for patients.' More research is necessary to confirm these results and longitudinal studies are recommended to follow students in to practice.en
dc.subjectNursing educationen
dc.subjectCultural Competenceen
dc.subjectNursing studentsen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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