Integrating Cultural Competence into Nursing Curricula and Education

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308458
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating Cultural Competence into Nursing Curricula and Education
Author(s):
Tufano, Virginia E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Pi
Author Details:
Virginia E. Tufano, EdD, MSN, RN, vtufano@csm.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

                                                Integrating Cultural Competence into Nursing Curricula and Education

The shifting of cultural demographics in the United States will continue to have an enormous impact on health care and increase the demand for cultural knowledge in nursing professionals. Schools of nursing are increasingly faced with the challenge of preparing future nurses to give culturally competent care. However, there still remains much debate in nursing academia regarding the amount of cultural content, the process of its implementation, and evaluation. These differences are mainly based on two criteria: whether the school has the commitment to teach cultural competence beyond the State Board of Registered Nursing Requirements, and if the faculty in the institution share in this commitment and have the expertise to teach it.

This presentation will address three areas. The first area depicts the various methods that schools of nursing employ to integrate cultural competence into the curricula. Secondly, suggestions for a short-term and long-term strategic plan for implementing cultural competence into the nursing curriculum will be offered. Finally, an evidence-based monitoring tool that measures the success and quality of the integration of cultural competence into the curriculum will be shared and discussed.

The presenter will share her own experience in implementing a nursing course that prepares students to become competent in meeting the cultural needs of society. This course began as a pilot course in a PN-ASN program that had traditionally interwoven cultural strands into its curriculum. It soon evolved into a course that was well received by the students and the institution as evidenced by student evaluations and administrative/faculty support. The evidence-based tool which measured students' acquirement of cultural competence was implemented at the end of each semester-long course; the results were very positive. The course will now begin to be offered as a cultural elective for ASN and BSN students.

Keywords:
cultural competence; nursing education; curriculum
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating Cultural Competence into Nursing Curricula and Educationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTufano, Virginia E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Pien_GB
dc.author.detailsVirginia E. Tufano, EdD, MSN, RN, vtufano@csm.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308458-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><p><b>                                                Integrating Cultural Competence into Nursing Curricula and Education</b><p>The shifting of cultural demographics in the United States will continue to have an enormous impact on health care and increase the demand for cultural knowledge in nursing professionals. Schools of nursing are increasingly faced with the challenge of preparing future nurses to give culturally competent care. However, there still remains much debate in nursing academia regarding the amount of cultural content, the process of its implementation, and evaluation. These differences are mainly based on two criteria: whether the school has the commitment to teach cultural competence beyond the State Board of Registered Nursing Requirements, and if the faculty in the institution share in this commitment and have the expertise to teach it. <p>This presentation will address three areas. The first area depicts the various methods that schools of nursing employ to integrate cultural competence into the curricula. Secondly, suggestions for a short-term and long-term strategic plan for implementing cultural competence into the nursing curriculum will be offered. Finally, an evidence-based monitoring tool that measures the success and quality of the integration of cultural competence into the curriculum will be shared and discussed. <p>The presenter will share her own experience in implementing a nursing course that prepares students to become competent in meeting the cultural needs of society. This course began as a pilot course in a PN-ASN program that had traditionally interwoven cultural strands into its curriculum. It soon evolved into a course that was well received by the students and the institution as evidenced by student evaluations and administrative/faculty support. The evidence-based tool which measured students' acquirement of cultural competence was implemented at the end of each semester-long course; the results were very positive. The course will now begin to be offered as a cultural elective for ASN and BSN students.en_GB
dc.subjectcultural competenceen_GB
dc.subjectnursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectcurriculumen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.