Assessment of cultural competence in Texas nursing faculty

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    Background Cultural competence [CC] is an essential component of nursing education and nursing practice yet there is a gap in the research evaluating CC in faculty and how to practically develop this skillset for faculty members. Objectives To explore CC in faculty as evaluated with the Nurses' Cultural Competence Scale [NCCS] and apply the findings to the Purnell Model of Cultural Competence [PMCC] to guide professional development opportunities for faculty members. Design This was a concurrent mixed-methods study. Setting Faculty members teaching in Texas nursing programs were recruited for the study. Quantitative data was collected using an online survey tool and qualitative data was collected over the phone. Participants 89 Texas faculty members completed the quantitative strand and a subset of 10 faculty members completed the qualitative strand. Methods Descriptive statistics were used to examine the quantitative data and Strauss and Corbin's methodology guided the evaluation of the qualitative data. These two strands were used to support the results. Results Faculty in Texas are moderately culturally competent. The qualitative findings support the application of the PMCC to the areas identified by the NCCS. Conclusion The PMCC may be applied to the application of culture and values in nursing professional education as supported by the NCCS. Recommendations are to include the PMCC as a structure for the creation of professional development opportunities for faculty.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
    Event11th International Medical Education Conference
    : Integrating Culture and Values into Health Professions Education
    - International Medical University, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Duration: 20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016 (Conference overview)


    Conference11th International Medical Education Conference
    Abbreviated titleIMEC 2016
    CityKuala Lumpur
    OtherThe annual conference is the perfect opportunity for you to gain valuable insight into cultural values, beliefs and attitudes about Health Professions Education and to share meaningful experience with scholars from South East Asia and overseas
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    • Culture
    • Health
    • Nurses' cultural competence scale
    • Nursing
    • Nursing education
    • Purnell model of cultural competence
    • Values


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