Advancing Culturally Competent Care
Concurrent Session 3
Join me in learning more about integrating, assessing and evaluating cultural competence across a curriculum while addressing course, program and national outcomes/standards.
Join me in learning more about integrating, assessing and evaluating cultural competence across a curriculum while addressing course, program and national outcomes/standards. Background: Individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups now comprise 38% of the US population, with projections topping 50% by 2043. Purpose: The purpose of this ongoing study is to identify strengths and opportunities for growth with traditional baccalaureate and RN-BSN completion students, as well as and recent graduates when providing culturally competent care. Students are followed across the curriculum and out into practice. Design: We implemented a mixed methods approach with the Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool and qualitative data from focus groups and additional qualitative survey items. Findings/Conclusions: A students perceived cultural competency increases as they move through the program. Students identified specific activities that they felt improved their comfort level and competency working with persons from diverse cultures. Students identified specific areas in which they need continued support. Implications for Practice: Identifying and addressing student strengths and areas for growth improves eventual patient outcomes for years to come.