ERIC Number: ED451419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Graduates To Meet the Needs of Diverse Populations.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.
A survey was conducted to determine how nurse educators in the South are addressing the mandate to enhance registered nurses' ability to meet the challenges of cultural diversity in health care delivery. A 20-item questionnaire was sent to deans/directors of nursing education at 192 institutions for distribution to 10 nurse educators at each institution. Completed questionnaires were received from 561 faculty members at 135 institutions in 15 states (response rate, 29%). The following were among the key findings: (1) cultural content is integrated throughout the curriculum at most institutions; (2) of the 13 cultural concepts listed on the questionnaire, culture, cultural beliefs, cultural values, ethnicity, and stereotypes received the highest ratings; (3) respondents named 21 nursing-specific and culture-specific models providing the theoretical bases for organizing cultural content in the nursing curriculum; (4) direct care to patients and class lectures and discussion were the two strategies used most frequently to incorporate cultural content into nursing students' learning experiences; (5) the responses regarding the nursing programs' cultural environments provided evidence of community building in all facets of the nursing education program; and (6) few programs had external funding to develop or revise the curriculum. (A glossary and 19 tables are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Community Education, Community Health Services, Competence, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Education Work Relationship, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Glossaries, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Job Performance, Job Training, Nursing, Nursing Education, Questionnaires, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA. Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.