International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Cultural Competence Assessment of Baccalaureate Nursing Students: An Integrative Review of the Literature
Rebekah E. Carey

Developing cultural competence as a nursing student is a critical first step to providing culturally competent nursing care. Identifying and assessing significant curricular aspects within nursing education which enhance the development of the student?s cultural competence is important for maximal utilization of time spent in undergraduate nursing studies. Nursing, as well as related disciplines, have examined strategies to maximize student attainment of cultural competence. Nursing education may benefit from borrowing curricular strategies from social service and pre-service teaching curricula. An integrative review of studies relevant to the development of cultural competence indicates significant gaps in nursing research of nursing students? cultural competence development.

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