International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 212

Full Length Research Paper

Cultural competence outcomes assessment: A strategy and model

Lori A. Escallier
  • Lori A. Escallier
  • Stony Brook University, School of Nursing Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NewYork 11794, United States of America
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Judith T. Fullerton
  • Judith T. Fullerton
  • University of CA, San Diego (retired) 7717 Canyon Point Lane, San Diego, CA 92126-2049, United States of America.
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Barbara Ann M. Messina
  • Barbara Ann M. Messina
  • Stony Brook University, School of Nursing Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NewYork 11794, United States of America
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  •  Accepted: 23 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2011

Abstract

 

The nursing profession has acknowledged its responsibility to prepare all practitioners to provide culturally respectful care to diverse patient populations. A culturally competent academic and clinical teaching milieu is a strategy for shaping clinical nursing expertise. It is a vital link between theory and practice. This article presents a replicable model of the process in which one U.S. University School of Nursing engaged to assess the cultural competence of the nursing curricula at both undergraduate and graduate levels, the cultural awareness of faculty and students, and the perceptions of clients about the degree of cultural sensitivity demonstrated by program graduates.  

 

Key words: Cultural competence, cultural sensitivity, nursing workforce diversity, strategic approach.