NURS 7160: Cultural Competence in the Community (1)

Lecture: 0.5, Lab: 0.5, Other: 0

This course is created around a cultural competence process model (Campinha-Bacote, 2002) which consists of 5 constructs: cultural awareness, cultural knowledge, cultural skill, cultural encounters, and cultural desire. Students may select a service learning site whose cultural background is different than their own. Offsite cultural immersion programs may also be utilized to meet learning outcomes. These sites will serve as an opportunity to meet the care and educational needs of a diverse cultural/ethnic community group. Web based dialogues and seminars may be used for faculty and student exchange addressing student experiences and an analysis of their cultural awareness and desire. Cultural skills will be evaluated throughout the semester.