Engagement in a Cultural Competence Course and its Impact on Transcultural Competence, Transcultural Confidence, and Transcultural Knowledge
Repository Posting Date2018-05-09T17:49:14Z
TypeDNP Capstone Project
Level of EvidenceOther
Research ApproachQuantitative Research
CINAHL HeadingsCultural Competence; Cultural Diversity--Education; Transcultural Nursing--Education; Students, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Self-Efficacy--Evaluation; Cultural Diversity; Transcultural Nursing; Self-Efficacy; Transcultural Care--Education; Transcultural Care
Problem Statement: In healthcare, practicing cultural competence is expected; however, nurses struggle to fulfill this expectation (Repo et al., 2017). Language barriers and inadequate cultural knowledge often lead to anxiety and difficulty in establishing a therapeutic nurse-patient relationship (Muzumdar, Holiday-Goodman, Black, & Powers, 2010). As a result, the quality of care provided in cross-cultural care encounters is often compromised.
Purpose: To determine the impact that participating in a culturally based nursing course has on the nursing student’s perceived level of transcultural self-efficacy, transcultural confidence, and cultural knowledge.
Methods: This quality improvement project used a pretest-posttest approach to determine the impact involvement in a culturally based course had on transcultural confidence and attainment of culturally sensitive skills. The Transcultural Self-Efficacy Tool (TSET) was used to compare cultural knowledge and perceived transcultural self-efficacy both before and after participation in a culturally based course.
Analysis: Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze and interpret data. Paired sample t-tests were conducted to analyze the impact engagement in a culturally based course has on transcultural self-efficacy and attainment of culturally sensitive skills.
Conclusions: This quality improvement project yielded statistically significant findings that support nursing student engagement in culturally based courses. Students who participated in a culturally based course showed statistically significant improvements in the cognitive and practical domains of transcultural self-efficacy.
Degree GrantorJacksonville University
Date of Publication2018-05-09
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