The Effect Of An International Service Learning Cultural Immersion Experience On The Cultural Competence Of BSN Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308480
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect Of An International Service Learning Cultural Immersion Experience On The Cultural Competence Of BSN Nursing Students
Author(s):
Kohlbry, Pamela
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Theta
Author Details:
Pamela Kohlbry, PhD, RN, CNL, pkohlbry@csusm.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

In 2008, the American Association for Colleges of Nursing published its Cultural Competency Initiative for Nursing. This initiative was in response to the continuing disparities in health care and the need for better understanding of culture. The initiative challenged nursing education to better prepare culturally competent nurses to facilitate health practices and eliminate disparities. At CSUSM, service learning projects provide an opportunity for students to be immersed in cultures and projects which enhance cultural competence. The framework for the study was Campinha-Bacote’s model of cultural competency which describes cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounter and cultural desire. The aim of the research was to study the effect of an international service learning experience on student’s levels of cultural competency. The methodology was a mixed method study with levels of cultural competency measured with the quantitative tool,  IAPCC-SV Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals- Student Version. Students were surveyed before and after participation in an international experience. Students filled out a post trip interview schedule composed of six open ended questions. The presentation will include research findings and conclusions. Using these service learning projects in our curriculum helps facilitate cultural competency. In addition to the educational opportunity, faculty research demonstrated higher levels of cultural competency in students who participated in these projects. Research is ongoing, and evaluations have been done to further develop these projects. This research was supported by STTI Zeta Mu Research Grant 2009 and STTI Phi Theta Research award 2012.
Keywords:
BSN Nursing Students; Cultural Competence; International Service Learning
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect Of An International Service Learning Cultural Immersion Experience On The Cultural Competence Of BSN Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKohlbry, Pamelaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsPamela Kohlbry, PhD, RN, CNL, pkohlbry@csusm.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308480-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>In 2008, the American Association for Colleges of Nursing published its Cultural Competency Initiative for Nursing. This initiative was in response to the continuing disparities in health care and the need for better understanding of culture. The initiative challenged nursing education to better prepare culturally competent nurses to facilitate health practices and eliminate disparities. At CSUSM, service learning projects provide an opportunity for students to be immersed in cultures and projects which enhance cultural competence. The framework for the study was Campinha-Bacote’s model of cultural competency which describes cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounter and cultural desire. The aim of the research was to study the effect of an international service learning experience on student’s levels of cultural competency. The methodology was a mixed method study with levels of cultural competency measured with the quantitative tool,  IAPCC-SV Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals- Student Version. Students were surveyed before and after participation in an international experience. Students filled out a post trip interview schedule composed of six open ended questions. The presentation will include research findings and conclusions. Using these service learning projects in our curriculum helps facilitate cultural competency. In addition to the educational opportunity, faculty research demonstrated higher levels of cultural competency in students who participated in these projects. Research is ongoing, and evaluations have been done to further develop these projects. This research was supported by STTI Zeta Mu Research Grant 2009 and STTI Phi Theta Research award 2012.en_GB
dc.subjectBSN Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.subjectCultural Competenceen_GB
dc.subjectInternational Service Learningen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:54Z-
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
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